Diagnostic Imaging Pathways - Iliac Fossa Pain (Acute Right)

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Population Covered By The Guidance

This pathway provides guidance for the imaging of adult patients with right iliac fossa pain or suspected acute appendicitis, as well as the many mimickers of appendicitis.

Date reviewed: May 2015

Date of next review: May 2017

Published: May 2015

Quick User Guide

Move the mouse cursor over the PINK text boxes inside the flow chart to bring up a pop up box with salient points.
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The relative radiation level (RRL) of each imaging investigation is displayed in the pop up box.

SYMBOL RRL EFFECTIVE DOSE RANGE
No radiation None 0
Minimal radiation Minimal < 1 millisieverts
Low radiation Low 1-5 mSv
Medium radiation Medium 5-10 mSv
High radiation High >10 mSv

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