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ACR appropriateness criteria radiologic management of infected fluid collections. J Am Coll Radiol 2015 Aug;12(8):791-9



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2-s2.0-84938748288   8 Citations


The best management of infected fluid collections depends on a careful assessment of clinical and anatomic factors as well as an up-to-date review of the published literature, to be able to select from a host of multidisciplinary treatment options. This article reviews conservative, radiologic, endoscopic, and surgical options and their best application to infected fluid collections as determined by the ACR Appropriateness Criteria Expert Panel on Interventional Radiology. The ACR Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed every three years by a multidisciplinary expert panel. The guideline development and review include an extensive analysis of current medical literature from peer-reviewed journals, and the application, by the panel, of a well-established consensus methodology (modified Delphi) to rate the appropriateness of imaging and treatment procedures. In those instances in which evidence is lacking or not definitive, expert opinion may be used to recommend imaging or treatment.

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Lorenz JM, Al-Refaie WB, Cash BD, Gaba RC, Gervais DA, Gipson MG, Kolbeck KJ, Kouri BE, Marshalleck FE, Nair AV, Ray CE Jr, Hohenwalter EJ


Eric J. Hohenwalter MD Chief, Professor in the Radiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin

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Practice Guidelines as Topic
Radiography, Interventional
United States
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