Correlation of transrectal sonographic findings in patients with suspected and unsuspected prostatic disease.

@article{Fritzsche1983CorrelationOT,
  title={Correlation of transrectal sonographic findings in patients with suspected and unsuspected prostatic disease.},
  author={Peggy J Fritzsche and P D Axford and V. C. Ching and Richard Rosenquist and Robert J Moore},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1983},
  volume={130 2},
  pages={272-4}
}
Previous reports describing the diagnostic accuracy of transrectal sonography have not documented the specificity of differentiating abnormal internal echoes of the prostate. To determine the specificity of the examination, a prospective study was designed to correlate sonographic findings with histological diagnoses. Gray scale transrectal sonography was performed on 228 patients and the scans were reviewed without clinical information. The sensitivity (true positive rate) was confirmed by… CONTINUE READING