As an attempt to improve the quantitative and qualitative evaluation of neoplastic neck nodes, we are evaluating ultrasound B-scans. Clinical examples are presented to demonstrate how "B-scans" may be used to evaluate lymph node size and response to therapy.
Qualitatively, such scans may also be of value as a means of establishing lymph node boundaries and position with respect to other neck structures.
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