Computed tomography versus ultrasound of the adrenal gland: a prospective study.

@article{Abrams1982ComputedTV,
  title={Computed tomography versus ultrasound of the adrenal gland: a prospective study.},
  author={Herbert L. Abrams and Stanley S. Siegelman and Douglass F. Adams and Ronald C Sanders and Harris J. Finberg and Samuel J. Hessel and Barbara J Mcneil},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1982},
  volume={143 1},
  pages={121-8}
}
A prospective study of the accuracy of computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound was undertaken in 112 consecutive patients with suspected adrenal disease. CT had a sensitivity of 84% (47/56), a specificity of 98% (55/56), and an accuracy of 90%. Ultrasound had a sensitivity of 79% (22/28), a specificity of 61% (14/23), and an overall accuracy of 70%. When patients with Cushing disease and adrenal hyperplasia were excluded, and only masses such as pheochromocytoma, adenoma, and carcinoma were… CONTINUE READING

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