ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Diagnostic efficacy of ultrasound imaging and ct scan in detecting chronic liver diseases (CLD)

    Dr Harish Chandra Chaturvedi, Dr Mukesh Dadhich, Dr Navya Singal, Dr Shekhar Karnawat
    JCDR. 2023: 1740-1744


    Accurate diagnostic testing for CLD to identify asymptomatic patients in a high risk population has become more important due to recent advances in management and treatment options that provide better patient outcomes if the diagnosis of fibrosis or cirrhosis can be made before cirrhosis becomes clinically apparent. The purpose of this work was to evaluate the detection and characterization of common liver diseases using CT scan versus ultrasound imaging. Materials and Methodology: The study population included almost 60 patients (32 males and 28 females) who had fulfilled the inclusion criteria that had been followed in the study. The mean age of the study participants included quantified to be 48 years (16 – 90 years). The major inclusion criteria included those patients who had presented themselves with acute abdominal pain for more than 1 hour and less than 4 days at the emergency ward. Exclusion criteria included those patients who were discharged from the emergency department after getting treated by the physician, patients without any diagnostic imaging, patients under 18 years of age, pregnant women, patients with distinctive abdominal flank pain suspected renal colic were eliminated from the study. Results: C.T & Ultrasound scan was performed on 60 patients and out of these 60 cases, according to CT findings 11 were malignant (hepatocellular carcinoma), Liver Abscess (5.3%), Fatty liver (27.5%), Haemangioma (8.1%), liver cyst (16.9%), Cirrhosis (13.9%), Others (11.9%) as shown in table – 2 and table - 3. On sonography lesions were diagnosed as 8 were malignant (hepatocellular carcinoma), Liver Abscess (5%), Fatty liver (35%), Haemangioma (6.7%), liver Cyst (15%), Cirrhosis (8.3%), Others (18.3%). Conclusion: The process of selecting which technique is better purely in a clinician’s perspective choice. Further advancements should be aimed in defining a proper diagnostic algorithm for staging specific chronic liver disease (CLD).


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