An inflamed appendix is the most common surgical problem involving kids in the ER.
Radiation from CT scans adds up and cause cancer later. Four million CT scans are done on children each year, and this is an effort to cut those numbers.
The ultrasounding decreased the ER stay by almost half.
The pediatric ER doctors learned to read the ultrasound as well as radiologists.
So...CT scans now should be questioned for head bumps and for sore tummies.