Last updated on February 2018

Comparative Study of Microwave Radiometry and Ultrasonography for the Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis

Brief description of study

This study will evaluate the use of microwave radiometry in a population of patients diagnosed with acute appendicitis and treated with appendectomy. The main purpose of the study is to report the results of microwave radiometry as a diagnostic tool in acute appendicitis and compare those results with the commonly used ultrasonography.

Detailed Study Description

Patients diagnosed with acute appendicitis from the emergency department of Hippocration General Hospital and treated with appendectomy will be evaluated with microwave radiometry for changes in the temperature of the appendix before its removal.

Subsequently, the results of microwave radiometry for the patients confirmed by the histopathology report to have acute inflammation of the appendix, will be compared with those of the ultrasonography used for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02108340

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Evagelia Stamouli, MD

Hippocration General hospital
Athens, Greece
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