Joseph H. Holmes, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Mark Trucksess, B.A.
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Because of good transmission of ultrasound (1 to 3 megacycles) through the liver, pathological lesions of the liver show up well with ultrasonic diagnostic pulse-echo techniques. By compound scanning it is possible to obtain anatomical cross-sectional pictures of the liver. Studies were done in approximately 60 normals and 300 patients with suspected liver disease. There was good correlation with liver size in all patients with hepatomegaly even when the hepatomegaly could not be demonstrated by palpation. There were 50 patients with cirrhosis where confirmatory diagnostic evidence was available such as autopsy, biopsy, or surgical examination. In 40 patients, the diagnostic
Holmes JH, Trucksess M. Pathological Lesions in the Liver Demonstrated by Ultrasound.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:1081. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1081_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(5):1081.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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