Journal of Korean Society of Medical Ultrasound 1987;6(1): 41-51.
Abdominal Octoson Scan
Kyung Sub Shinn, Se Young Jung, Myung Hee Lee, Jae Mun Lee, Jong Woo Kim, and Yong Bahk
Departmento of Radiology, Kangnam St. Mary's Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea
ABSTRACT
The cocoson scan is valuable procedure in the examination of the abdominal organs, urogenital systems, and breast. The octoson was developed by Kossoff and his associates. Lt uses eight transducers on an automated scanning arm in a large water bath in order to lessen operator dependency. The authors analyzed ultrasonographic findings of octoson scans in 60 patients with abdominal lesions proven by pathology and clinical study at the Department of Radiology, Kangnam St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic University Medical College during the period of August 1984 to September 1986. The results were as follows: 1. Octoson scan brought much comfort to the patients because the transducers did not directly contact the patient. 2. Octoson scan consumed shorter time and made better image than that of any other ultrasound units in imaging of abdominal diseases, particularly in the mass lesions. The shapes and contours of the organs were less distorted. 3. Octoson scan covered many organs and systemsin a single study aiding the diagnosis of the large intraabdominal mass, both kidneys, and solid organs as well as the liver and spleen at the sametime.
Keywords: abdomen, US studies
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