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Sonographer experience translates into fewer unnecessary ovarian tumor surgeries

February 25, 2008 Sonographer experience translates into fewer unnecessary ovarian tumor surgeries Allison Fromm -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Unnecessary surgeries for suspected, but ultimately benign, ovarian tumors could be reduced if ultrasonography is improved, according to a recent report in The Lancet Oncology. The study showed that the number of surgeries for suspected cancers was significantly higher after routine ultrasounds compared with ultrasounds performed by sonographers who have more than 10 years of experience. Ultrasound is commonly used for preoperative assessment, but diagnostic accuracy varies with operator experience and skill. Dr. Joseph Yazbek and colleagues at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London conducted a randomized study to determine whether this operator variation led to differences in management of 165 patients with ovarian abnormalities.

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