Correlation of computed tomography, gray scale ultrasonography, and radionuclide imaging of the liver in detecting space occupying processes

P. J. Bryan, W. M. Dinn, Z. D. Grossman, B. W. Wistow, J. G. McAfee, S. A. Kieffer

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Abstract

The abilities of computed tomography (CT; scanning time = 2.7 min), gray scale ultrasonography, and radionuclide imaging to detect and characterize space occupying processes in the liver were compared. A numerical rating scale which emphasized detection abilities resulted in ultrasonography scoring 3.5, CT 3.2, and radionuclide imaging 2.9. CT resulted in no false positives and 6 false negatives, caused mainly by motion artifacts. The simplest technique, radionuclide imaging, also had the smallest number (2) of false negatives; it is therefore recommended as the screening procedure of choice. Sonography or CT should be done for those patients with a prior suspicious finding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-393
Number of pages7
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume124
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

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