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Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 6146901, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/6146901
Research Article

Combined Application of Ultrasound and CT Increased Diagnostic Value in Female Patients with Pelvic Masses

1Department of Ultrasound, The Hospital Affiliated to Taishan Medical University, 706 Taishan Avenue, Tai'an 271000, China
2Department of Gynaecology, The Hospital Affiliated to Taishan Medical University, 706 Taishan Avenue, Tai'an 271000, China
3Department of Radiology, The Hospital Affiliated to Taishan Medical University, 706 Taishan Avenue, Tai'an 271000, China
4Department of Out-Patient, The Hospital Affiliated to Taishan Medical University, 706 Taishan Avenue, Tai'an 271000, China

Received 8 June 2016; Revised 17 August 2016; Accepted 22 September 2016

Academic Editor: Michele Nichelatti

Copyright © 2016 Yan Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Purpose. The current study aimed to evaluate whether combined application of ultrasound and CT had increased Diagnostic Value in Female Patients with Pelvic Masses over either method alone. Patients and Methods. 240 female patients with pelvic masses were detected preoperatively with ultrasound and CT prior to surgery. The sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of ultrasound, CT, and combined ultrasound/CT application were evaluated, respectively. Results. The sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of ultrasound were 52.8%, 86.7%, and 68.75%, respectively. The sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of CT were 80.3%, 90.3%, and 85%, respectively. The sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of combined application of ultrasound and CT were 89%, 94.7%, and 91.7%. The sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of combined application of ultrasound and CT were higher than those of either ultrasound or CT. Conclusions. The combined application of ultrasound and CT had higher Diagnostic Value in Female Patients with Pelvic Masses than either method alone.