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Can an ultrasound tell if a growth is cancer? Or can it only see that there’s something growing that shouldn’t be there?

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Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology

In brief: Ultrasound

Sonograms are very good at detecting abnormalities in a tissue or organ, and in the right hands, can aid in a good differential diagnosis, but they are never considered definitive.
Other imaging studies, blood tests, and tissue biopsies are required to make a definitive diagnosis.

In brief: Ultrasound

Sonograms are very good at detecting abnormalities in a tissue or organ, and in the right hands, can aid in a good differential diagnosis, but they are never considered definitive.
Other imaging studies, blood tests, and tissue biopsies are required to make a definitive diagnosis.
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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine

In brief: An

An ultrasound can detect abnormal tissue.
The radiologist will assess the image and make decisions on how to proceed going forward. No, an ultrasound will not be able to indicate whether a growth is cancer.

In brief: An

An ultrasound can detect abnormal tissue.
The radiologist will assess the image and make decisions on how to proceed going forward. No, an ultrasound will not be able to indicate whether a growth is cancer.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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