Gray scale ultrasound and isotope scanning: complementary techniques for imaging the liver.


Journal Article

Technical advances in gray scale ultrasound have led to better signal-to-noise ratios and improved resolution. A display of the texture of the liver is now possible, making ultrasound an important complementary technique to radioisotope scanning. In the positive radioisotope scan, ultrasound permits differentiation of isotopically cold areas into neoplasms, benign cysts, and abscesses. In addition, when the radioisotope scan is equivocal, ultrasound is invaluable in differentiating normal variants from disease states. Dilated intrahepatic ducts can also be identified. Examples of the use of ultrasound in defining radioisotope abnormalities are presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Taylor, KJ; Sullivan, D; Rosenfield, AT; Gottschalk, A

Published Date

  • February 1, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 128 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 277 - 281

PubMed ID

  • 401615

Pubmed Central ID

  • 401615

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.128.2.277


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States