Ultrasound elastography for thyroid nodules: Recent advances

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Ultrasonography (US)-based elastography has been introduced as a noninvasive technique for evaluating thyroid nodules that encompasses a variety of approaches such as supersonic shear imaging and acoustic radiation force impulse imaging as well as real-time tissue elastography. However, the diagnostic performances for differentiating malignant thyroid nodules from benign ones with elastography as an adjunctive tool of gray-scale US is still under debate. In this review article, diagnostic performances of conventional US and a combination of conventional US and elastography are compared according to the type of elastography. Further, the interobserver variability of elastography is presented according to the type of elastography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-82
Number of pages8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Feb 26

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© 2014 Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (KSUM).

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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