Diagnostic Accuracy of Abdominal Scanning
Characteristic ultrasound Datterns have been described for many abdominal and retroperitoneal diseases in the past decade but there are still verv few reviews that evaluate the accuracy of scanning in a large grouo of patients. Original and retrospective interpretations of 2 50 consecutive abdominal scans were analysed and correlated with the eventual clinical diagnoses. This report deals primarily with findings in the retroperitoneum. A number of cases were felt to show a normal Dancreas. Pancreatitis was diagnosed correctly in anoroximately 85% of cases and tumors arising in or involving the pancreas were diagnosed with about 90% accuracy. Lymphadenopathy was also diagnosed correctly in about 90% of cases.