Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Elastography: A Useful Tool for Differential Diagnosis of Thyroid Nodules and Recommending Fine-Needle Aspiration

@inproceedings{Zhang2015AcousticRF,
  title={Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Elastography: A Useful Tool for Differential Diagnosis of Thyroid Nodules and Recommending Fine-Needle Aspiration},
  author={Y F Zhang and Junmei Xu and Hui-Xiong Xu and Chang Liu and Xiao-Wan Bo and Xiao-long Li and Le-Hang Guo and Bo-Ji Liu and L N Liu and Xiaohong Xu and Yanjun Gong.},
  booktitle={Medicine},
  year={2015}
}
To investigate the diagnostic performance of combined use of conventional ultrasound (US) and elastography, including conventional strain elastography such as elasticity imaging (EI) and acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography, and to evaluate their usefulness in recommending fine-needle aspiration (FNA).A total of 556 pathologically proven thyroid nodules were evaluated by US, EI, and ARFI examinations in this study. Three blinded readers scored the likelihood of malignancy for 4… CONTINUE READING