Clinical Problem Solving Utility of Sonography in Oncologic Patients

Authors: Christine Cooley, MD⇑, Mizuki Nishino, MD, Jyothi Jagannathan, MD, Nikhil Ramaiya, MD, Donald Di Salvo, MD and Katherine M. Krajewski, MD


This review demonstrates the unique advantages of sonography in the oncologic setting. Although computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography–computed tomography are primary imaging modalities for evaluation of the oncologic patient, sonography is useful for evaluation of various conditions and clinical scenarios associated with cancer. The following article will illustrate the utility of sonography at a tertiary cancer center for diagnosis and problem solving.