Ultrasound in the Evaluation and Diagnosis of Ovarian Tumors
Diagnostic ultrasound by contact compound B-mode echographic scanning is used at the M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute to assist in the diagnosis and management of patients with ovarian tumors. The usefulness of ultrasound for the diagnosis of solid or cystic lesions has been verified by various investigators.(4) Due to the difficulty in following patients with ovarian tumors on a clinical basis alone, the value of diagnostic ultrasound was investigated in following tumors for size, regression or enlargement, recurrence or further extension. In addition ascites, omental metastasis, or lymph node involvement were also evaluated.
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