Comparison of Spleen, Liver and Kidney Volume and Span using Multiplanar CT Scan vs. Ultrasonography in 1-12 year-old Patients

Hasan Mohamad Rezaie, Parisa Hajalioghli, Amirreza Jahanshahi, Iman Yazdani Nia, Armin Zarrintan, Mohammad Mirza Aghazadeh


Background: Evaluating of internal organs of abdomen in clinical assessments especially in children is so important. Ultrasonography is useful, safe, and available method for evaluation of size of abdomen internal organs. Also computerized tomography (CT) scan is accurate method in evaluation of children problem. The aim of present study was to compare of spleen volume and span and liver and kidney span using multiplanar CT scan vs. ultrasonography in 1-12 years old patients at Tabriz Children Hospital. Methods and Materials: In a descriptive analytical study, 35 children whom candidate for pelvic & abdomen CT scan and referred to Children Educational Medical Center of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, were included the study and evaluated. Children were evaluated also by ultrasound modality. Age, sex, spleen span, spleen width, spleen thickness, length of right & left kidney, liver span in midclavicular line, and spleen volume based on ultrasonography & CT scan findings, were evaluated. Results: Based on CT scan report, spleen span, liver span, and spleen width were 101.31±32.28 mm, 101.57±29.25 mm, and 70.28±23.14 mm respectively, and based on ultrasonography report were 99.65±31.77 mm. 102.02±29.47 mm, & 68.31±22.04 mm. There were no significant differences in spleen span (P=0.063), liver span (P=0.609), and spleen width (P=0.082) between ultrasonography & CT scan findings. Conclusion: Based on the findings of present study; due to no significant differences between ultrasonography & CT scan findings in evaluating right and left kidney, liver & spleen span, and spleen width, they can use alternatively.


Ct Scan, Kidney, Liver, Sonography, Spleen

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