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ECR 2018 / C-1576
Overview of CT evaluation in acute appendicitis: an illustrated semiological guide
Congress: ECR 2018
Poster No.: C-1576
Type: Educational Exhibit
Keywords: Inflammation, Education and training, Acute, Technical aspects, Structured reporting, Education, CT-Angiography, CT, Gastrointestinal tract, Emergency, Abdomen, CT-Colonography
Authors: M. E. Ispas, R. Dumitru, I. G. Lupescu; Bucharest/RO


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