The use of ultrasound and computed tomography scanning in the management of gynecologic cancer patients

R. H J Kerr-Wilson, Hugh M. Shingleton, James W. Orr, Kenneth D Hatch

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The contribution of abdominal-pelvic computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound scanning to the management of gynecologic malignancy patients was assessed retrospectively in 62 scans that were performed immediately preceding laparotomy. A total of 55.5% CT and 71.4% ultrasound scans were found to be helpful. Diagnostic problem areas included the detection of lymph node metastases, peritoneal implants, omental metastases, and parametrial extension. An additional 75 scans performed in patients not undergoing laparotomy were received to assess any alteration in management resulting from the scans. It is concluded that clinicians should be more discriminating in their requests for scanning procedures and that appropriate communication between the clinician and the radiologist may avoid unproductive scans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-61
Number of pages8
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Laparotomy
Tomography
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplasms
Lymph Nodes
Communication
Radiologists

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Oncology

Cite this

The use of ultrasound and computed tomography scanning in the management of gynecologic cancer patients. / Kerr-Wilson, R. H J; Shingleton, Hugh M.; Orr, James W.; Hatch, Kenneth D.

In: Gynecologic Oncology, Vol. 18, No. 1, 1984, p. 54-61.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kerr-Wilson, R. H J ; Shingleton, Hugh M. ; Orr, James W. ; Hatch, Kenneth D. / The use of ultrasound and computed tomography scanning in the management of gynecologic cancer patients. In: Gynecologic Oncology. 1984 ; Vol. 18, No. 1. pp. 54-61.
@article{0154bf6c3a794f4ab5d820b01359723c,
title = "The use of ultrasound and computed tomography scanning in the management of gynecologic cancer patients",
abstract = "The contribution of abdominal-pelvic computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound scanning to the management of gynecologic malignancy patients was assessed retrospectively in 62 scans that were performed immediately preceding laparotomy. A total of 55.5{\%} CT and 71.4{\%} ultrasound scans were found to be helpful. Diagnostic problem areas included the detection of lymph node metastases, peritoneal implants, omental metastases, and parametrial extension. An additional 75 scans performed in patients not undergoing laparotomy were received to assess any alteration in management resulting from the scans. It is concluded that clinicians should be more discriminating in their requests for scanning procedures and that appropriate communication between the clinician and the radiologist may avoid unproductive scans.",
author = "Kerr-Wilson, {R. H J} and Shingleton, {Hugh M.} and Orr, {James W.} and Hatch, {Kenneth D}",
year = "1984",
doi = "10.1016/0090-8258(84)90006-4",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "18",
pages = "54--61",
journal = "Gynecologic Oncology",
issn = "0090-8258",
publisher = "Academic Press Inc.",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The use of ultrasound and computed tomography scanning in the management of gynecologic cancer patients

AU - Kerr-Wilson, R. H J

AU - Shingleton, Hugh M.

AU - Orr, James W.

AU - Hatch, Kenneth D

PY - 1984

Y1 - 1984

N2 - The contribution of abdominal-pelvic computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound scanning to the management of gynecologic malignancy patients was assessed retrospectively in 62 scans that were performed immediately preceding laparotomy. A total of 55.5% CT and 71.4% ultrasound scans were found to be helpful. Diagnostic problem areas included the detection of lymph node metastases, peritoneal implants, omental metastases, and parametrial extension. An additional 75 scans performed in patients not undergoing laparotomy were received to assess any alteration in management resulting from the scans. It is concluded that clinicians should be more discriminating in their requests for scanning procedures and that appropriate communication between the clinician and the radiologist may avoid unproductive scans.

AB - The contribution of abdominal-pelvic computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound scanning to the management of gynecologic malignancy patients was assessed retrospectively in 62 scans that were performed immediately preceding laparotomy. A total of 55.5% CT and 71.4% ultrasound scans were found to be helpful. Diagnostic problem areas included the detection of lymph node metastases, peritoneal implants, omental metastases, and parametrial extension. An additional 75 scans performed in patients not undergoing laparotomy were received to assess any alteration in management resulting from the scans. It is concluded that clinicians should be more discriminating in their requests for scanning procedures and that appropriate communication between the clinician and the radiologist may avoid unproductive scans.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0021279886&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0021279886&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/0090-8258(84)90006-4

DO - 10.1016/0090-8258(84)90006-4

M3 - Article

VL - 18

SP - 54

EP - 61

JO - Gynecologic Oncology

JF - Gynecologic Oncology

SN - 0090-8258

IS - 1

ER -