The Role of Ultrasound in the Detection of Nonradiopaque Foreign-Bodies

Fiona Jane Gilbert, R S D Campbell, A P Bayliss

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

60 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Fifty consecutive ultrasound examinations performed for suspected non-radiopaque foreign bodies in extremities were reviewed to establish the value of this procedure. Ultrasound detected 21 of 22 foreign bodies found at operation. There were three false positive examinations. The sensitivity was 95.4%, the specificity 89.2%, the positive predictive value 87.5% and the negative predictive value was 96.2%. This study demonstrates that ultrasound is a reliable method for detecting non-radiopaque foreign bodies and makes a significant contribution to patient management.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-112
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Radiology
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1990

Cite this

The Role of Ultrasound in the Detection of Nonradiopaque Foreign-Bodies. / Gilbert, Fiona Jane; Campbell, R S D ; Bayliss, A P .

In: Clinical Radiology, Vol. 41, No. 2, 02.1990, p. 109-112.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gilbert, Fiona Jane ; Campbell, R S D ; Bayliss, A P . / The Role of Ultrasound in the Detection of Nonradiopaque Foreign-Bodies. In: Clinical Radiology. 1990 ; Vol. 41, No. 2. pp. 109-112.
@article{bc42e10508d44696ab92b3770a7b03aa,
title = "The Role of Ultrasound in the Detection of Nonradiopaque Foreign-Bodies",
abstract = "Fifty consecutive ultrasound examinations performed for suspected non-radiopaque foreign bodies in extremities were reviewed to establish the value of this procedure. Ultrasound detected 21 of 22 foreign bodies found at operation. There were three false positive examinations. The sensitivity was 95.4{\%}, the specificity 89.2{\%}, the positive predictive value 87.5{\%} and the negative predictive value was 96.2{\%}. This study demonstrates that ultrasound is a reliable method for detecting non-radiopaque foreign bodies and makes a significant contribution to patient management.",
author = "Gilbert, {Fiona Jane} and Campbell, {R S D} and Bayliss, {A P}",
year = "1990",
month = "2",
doi = "10.1016/S0009-9260(05)80140-0",
language = "English",
volume = "41",
pages = "109--112",
journal = "Clinical Radiology",
issn = "0009-9260",
publisher = "W.B. Saunders Ltd",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The Role of Ultrasound in the Detection of Nonradiopaque Foreign-Bodies

AU - Gilbert, Fiona Jane

AU - Campbell, R S D

AU - Bayliss, A P

PY - 1990/2

Y1 - 1990/2

N2 - Fifty consecutive ultrasound examinations performed for suspected non-radiopaque foreign bodies in extremities were reviewed to establish the value of this procedure. Ultrasound detected 21 of 22 foreign bodies found at operation. There were three false positive examinations. The sensitivity was 95.4%, the specificity 89.2%, the positive predictive value 87.5% and the negative predictive value was 96.2%. This study demonstrates that ultrasound is a reliable method for detecting non-radiopaque foreign bodies and makes a significant contribution to patient management.

AB - Fifty consecutive ultrasound examinations performed for suspected non-radiopaque foreign bodies in extremities were reviewed to establish the value of this procedure. Ultrasound detected 21 of 22 foreign bodies found at operation. There were three false positive examinations. The sensitivity was 95.4%, the specificity 89.2%, the positive predictive value 87.5% and the negative predictive value was 96.2%. This study demonstrates that ultrasound is a reliable method for detecting non-radiopaque foreign bodies and makes a significant contribution to patient management.

U2 - 10.1016/S0009-9260(05)80140-0

DO - 10.1016/S0009-9260(05)80140-0

M3 - Article

VL - 41

SP - 109

EP - 112

JO - Clinical Radiology

JF - Clinical Radiology

SN - 0009-9260

IS - 2

ER -