Assessment of Diffuse Thyroid Disease by Strain Ratio in Ultrasound Elastography

@article{Yang2015AssessmentOD,
  title={Assessment of Diffuse Thyroid Disease by Strain Ratio in Ultrasound Elastography},
  author={Zhi Yang and Haixian Zhang and Kun Wang and Guanghe Cui and Fengkui Fu},
  journal={Ultrasound in medicine & biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={41 11},
  pages={
          2884-9
        }
}
The goal of this study was to explore the value of strain ratio from real-time elastography in the semi-quantitative assessment of diffuse thyroid disease. Fifty-one patients with primary hyperthyroidism, 70 with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, 8 with subacute thyroiditis and 43 with normal healthy thyroids were recruited to measure the strain ratio (SR) of thyroid tissue and sternocleidomastoid muscle (on the same side of the thyroid). SR values of all groups were subjected to statistical analysis… CONTINUE READING