The value of ultrasound elastography in differentiation of malignancy in thyroid nodules

Akcay M. A. , Semiz-Oysu A., Ahiskali R., Aribal E.

CLINICAL IMAGING, cilt.38, sa.2, ss.100-103, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2013.11.008
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.100-103


We aimed to determine the value of ultrasound elastography (US-E) using carotid artery pulsation in differentiation of malignant and benign thyroid nodules. One hundred ten nodules were evaluated by US-E, and stiffness scores were compared to biopsy results. When cutoff for malignancy was determined as score 4, sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value were 100%, 95%, 40%, and 100%, respectively. We suggest fine needle aspiration biopsy to be performed in all score 4 nodules, while biopsy may be unnecessary in score 1 nodules. Benign biopsy result in a score 4 nodule should suggest radiologicalpathological disagreement, and repeat biopsy should be recommended. (c) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.