This ACEP clinical policy covers issues in the evaluating and managing ED patients with suspected appendicitis including clinical prediction rules, comparative imaging modalities, and need for IV contrast in CT imaging.
Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Evaluation and Management of Emergency Department Patients With Suspected Appendicitis: Approved by ACEP Board of Directors February 1, 2023. Ann Emerg Med. 2023 Jun;81(6):e115-e152. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2023.01.015.