Interobserver agreement for thyroid elastography: value of the quality factor.

@article{Calvete2013InterobserverAF,
  title={Interobserver agreement for thyroid elastography: value of the quality factor.},
  author={Angela Cepero Calvete and Jos{\'e} Manuel De La Fuente Rodr{\'i}guez and Juan de Dios Bern{\'a}-Mestre and Antonio Belmonte R{\'i}os and Delores Abell{\'a}n-Rivero and Manuel G{\'o}mez-Serranillos Reus},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={495-504}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of our study was to investigate interobserver agreement for thyroid ultrasound elastography and to analyze the reproducibility of real-time freehand elastography in thyroid nodules. METHODS A prospective nonrandomized double-blind study was conducted between September 2008 and June 2010. Real-time elastography of 89 thyroid nodules was performed by two radiologists, with the first radiologist evaluating each thyroid nodule 5 minutes before the second. The elastograms… CONTINUE READING

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