A prospective study of computed tomography and ultrasound in the detection and staging of pelvic masses

R. C. Sanders, B. J. McNeil, H. J. Finberg, S. J. Hessel, S. S. Siegelman, D. F. Adams, P. O. Alderson, H. L. Abrams

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Abstract

Findings from computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound (US) examinations of 74 patients who were clinically thought to have pelvic masses and of 110 patients who had possible recurrence of pelvic tumors were analyzed. There was no significant difference in the ability of the two modalities to identify masses or to predict disease extent. Although both CT and US failed to detect some examples of spread outside of the pelvis, overstaging (apart from two cases of unconfirmed parametrial spread) did not occur with CT and occurred only once with US. The sensitivity was 0.96 for CT and 0.91 for US in the detection of pelvic masses. Both modalities had an accuracy of 0.81 in the detection of recurrent disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-442
Number of pages4
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume146
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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