Jinekoloji ve Obstetri Bulteni, vol.6, no.2, pp.63-67, 1997 (Scopus)
Objective: To assess the correlation between the blood flow velocity indexes of adnexal neoplasms measured by pulsed and color doppler ultrasonography. Study Design: Arterial blood flow velocity indexes were measured at least two times simultaneously both by pulsed and by color doppler methods from 22 adnexal masses and duration of measurements were obtained. The relation between the index values were evaluated by Pearson correlation analysis. Results: Significant correlations with coefficients changing between 0.85 and 0.94 were obtained between the first and second systole/diastole ratios, the resistance indexes and pulsatility indexes of the same mass, done both by pulsed and by color doppler methods (p<0.001). Meanwhile, the correlation coefficients between the mean systole/diastole ratios, resistance index and pulsatility index values of the same mass, measured by pulsed and color doppler method, were calculated as 0.67, 0.64 and 0.84, respectively and the correlations were obtained to be statistically significant (p<0.01). However, duration of measurements was significantly shorter by color doppler method (11.11±4.37 minutes) than by pulsed doppler method (20.50±5.62 minutes) (p<0.001). Conclusion: It was concluded that pulsed or color doppler method could be used for evaluation of adnexal neoplastic masses, however, measurement could be completed in shorter time by color doppler method.