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A CT scan can generate a clear picture of the appendix, according to WebMD. MRIs and PET scans are also used by doctors to locate suspected tumor of the appendix. More »

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You can use a picture of the appendix to see its location and shape in the human body. The appendix is located in the lower right area of the abdomen, and to this day, its purpose is still debated by medical researchers. More »

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An MRI scan is a medical test that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create a detailed picture of organs and other structures inside the body. MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. More »

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