Assessment of suspected bone metastases: CT with and without clinical information compared to CT-guided bone biopsy
1997 (English)In: Acta Radiologica, ISSN 0284-1851, E-ISSN 1600-0455, Vol. 38, no 5, 890-895 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To evaluate the role of CT with and without clinical information as compared to CT-guided bone biopsy in the assessment of suspected bone metastases.
MATERIAL AND METHODS:
The study comprised 51 consecutive patients with suspected bone metastases who had undergone CT-guided bone biopsies with an eccentric drill system. CT of the targets, clinical information, and histopathology were scored separately as malignant, uncertain or benign. The results of CT alone and CT in combination with clinical information were compared to the results of histopathology.
Histopathology diagnosed 45/51 lesions (88%), 23 as malignant and 22 as benign. CT correctly depicted 17 of these 23 malignant lesions. The remaining 6 malignant lesions were CT-scored as uncertain (n = 5) or benign (n = 1). CT correctly depicted only 3 of the 22 benign lesions. The remaining 19 benign lesions were CT-scored as malignant (n = 2) or uncertain (n = 17). When uncertain CT scores were combined with clinical scores, the true-positive and true-negative results for malignancy increased from 44% to 82%.
In most cases, CT in combination with clinical information gives enough information about the nature-malignant or benign-of a skeletal lesion. In uncertain cases, diagnostic accuracy can be improved by means of CT-guided bone biopsy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1997. Vol. 38, no 5, 890-895 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-152977PubMedID: 9332251OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-152977DiVA: diva2:414789