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August 1975

Ultrasound B-Scans for Clinical Evaluation of Neoplastic Neck Nodes

Author Affiliations

From the Radiology Department, Radiotherapy Center (Drs. Wiley and Tolbert), and the Radiology Department, Medical Physics (Dr. Zagzebski and Mr. Banjavic), the University of Wisconsin Center for Health Sciences, Madison, Wis.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(8):509-511. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780370051017

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.