Nomogram for selecting thyroid nodules for ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy based on a quantification of risk of malignancy.

@article{Nixon2013NomogramFS,
  title={Nomogram for selecting thyroid nodules for ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy based on a quantification of risk of malignancy.},
  author={Iain J Nixon and Ian Ganly and Lucy E. Hann and Changhong Yu and Frank L Palmer and Monica M Whitcher and Jatin P Shah and Ashok R. Shaha and Michael W. Kattan and Snehal G. Patel},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2013},
  volume={35 7},
  pages={1022-5}
}
BACKGROUND Our aim through this study was to develop a statistical tool to quantify risk of malignancy in thyroid nodules based on clinical, biochemical, and ultrasound features, which could be used to select which nodules require ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration. METHODS Clinical records, biochemical profiles, pathology reports, and ultrasound images were reviewed. Multivariate logistic regression was used to rank variables in their ability to predict malignancy. RESULTS In all… CONTINUE READING

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Nomogram for selecting thyroid nodules for ultrasound - guided fine - needle aspiration biopsy based on a quantification of risk of malignancy .
Our aim through this study was to develop a statistical tool to quantify risk of malignancy in thyroid nodules based on clinical , biochemical , and ultrasound features , which could be used to select which nodules require ultrasound - guided fine - needle aspiration .
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