APPLICAZIONE DELL'ECOGRAFIA NELLO STUDIO DELLA PATOLOGIA TORACICA: VALUTAZIONI DIAGNOSTICHE

Translated title of the contribution: The use of echography in the study of thoracic pathology: Diagnostic evaluation

M. Sperandeo, G. Sperandeo, A. Varriale, G. Cozzolino, M. Faruolo, R. Morante, A. Sodano

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Abstract

Fifty-one patients suffering from thoracic disease were examined by the use of the following diagnostic radiographic techniques: postero anterior (PA) and lateral chest radiographs, thoracic computed tomographic (CT) scans, ultrasonography (US) US-guided FNAB. Pulmonary space occupying lesions and pleural effusions were finally diagnosed. The importance of a combined diagnostic approach in the study of thoracic diseases is reported; it should be based on the use of chest-x-ray as first diagnostic tool, followed by CT scans and US, in the case chest-radiographs revealed opacities in the lower zones, not tipical for pleural effusions, since these two techniques revealed to be very reliable tools in the detection of pleural effusions and peripheric lesions.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)55-59
Number of pages5
JournalItalian Current Radiology
Volume10
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Sperandeo, M., Sperandeo, G., Varriale, A., Cozzolino, G., Faruolo, M., Morante, R., & Sodano, A. (1991). APPLICAZIONE DELL'ECOGRAFIA NELLO STUDIO DELLA PATOLOGIA TORACICA: VALUTAZIONI DIAGNOSTICHE. Italian Current Radiology, 10(1-2), 55-59.