PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical impact of intraoperative ultrasound (IOUS) in the detection of liver metastases during the years, as compared with those of other imaging modalities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All IOUS scans performed for detection of liver metastases from 2000 to 2006 were retrospectively reviewed and compared with the results of preoperative imaging modalities: Ultrasound (US), Computed Tomography (CT), and/or Magnetic Resonance (MR). The number of cases in which IOUS and preoperative imaging studies produced discordant results, in terms of presence/absence of focal liver lesions, was calculated per year. Statistical analysis was performed using the McNemar test. A p value < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. RESULTS: Eighty-three IOUS scans performed in 2000-2003 were reviewed, and discordance with preoperative imaging findings was found in 19/83 (23%) cases. Of the 42 IOUS scans done during the 2004-2006 period, 10/42 (24%) showed discordance with preoperative studies. All metastases diagnosed with imaging studies were pathologically confirmed. The number of discordant cases in the two periods were not significantly different (p = 0.2). CONCLUSION: IOUS is still useful in the detection of liver metastases. Its decreased use is probably due to the improved accuracy of preoperative imaging modalities.

Is intraoperative ultrasound (IOUS) still useful for the detection of liver metastases?

D'ONOFRIO, Mirko;MARTONE, Enrico;RUZZENENTE, Andrea;POZZI MUCELLI, Roberto
2009

Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical impact of intraoperative ultrasound (IOUS) in the detection of liver metastases during the years, as compared with those of other imaging modalities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All IOUS scans performed for detection of liver metastases from 2000 to 2006 were retrospectively reviewed and compared with the results of preoperative imaging modalities: Ultrasound (US), Computed Tomography (CT), and/or Magnetic Resonance (MR). The number of cases in which IOUS and preoperative imaging studies produced discordant results, in terms of presence/absence of focal liver lesions, was calculated per year. Statistical analysis was performed using the McNemar test. A p value < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. RESULTS: Eighty-three IOUS scans performed in 2000-2003 were reviewed, and discordance with preoperative imaging findings was found in 19/83 (23%) cases. Of the 42 IOUS scans done during the 2004-2006 period, 10/42 (24%) showed discordance with preoperative studies. All metastases diagnosed with imaging studies were pathologically confirmed. The number of discordant cases in the two periods were not significantly different (p = 0.2). CONCLUSION: IOUS is still useful in the detection of liver metastases. Its decreased use is probably due to the improved accuracy of preoperative imaging modalities.
Computed tomography; Intraoperative ultrasound; Liver; Magnetic resonance; Metastases; Ultrasound
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