Journal Belge de Radiologie vol:74 issue:1 pages:11-3
In 95 consecutive patients with proven colonic carcinoma, the tumor was detected by routine sonography in only half of the patients. However, in 22 out of 23 tumors of the right colon, a correct diagnosis was suggested by sonography (sensitivity 95.5%). Although not suitable as a first choice screening procedure for colorectal cancer, routine abdominal ultrasound can detect even non-suspected colonic tumors, especially in the ascending colon. Since the specificity of ultrasound is probably low, diagnosis must be confirmed by X-ray and/or endoscopy.