Preliminary study on the diagnostic value of acoustic radiation force impulse technology for differentiating between benign and malignant thyroid nodules.

@article{Gu2012PreliminarySO,
  title={Preliminary study on the diagnostic value of acoustic radiation force impulse technology for differentiating between benign and malignant thyroid nodules.},
  author={Jiying Gu and Lian-fang Du and M. Sona Bai and Huili Chen and Xiao Jia and Jing Zhao and Xuemei Zhang},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={763-71}
}
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic value of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elasticity imaging for differentiating between benign and malignant thyroid lesions. METHODS Hospitalized patients needing thyroid surgery were evaluated. After routine thyroid sonography, the patients underwent ARFI elasticity imaging. Virtual Touch tissue imaging (VTI) and Virtual Touch tissue quantification (VTQ; Siemens Medical Solutions, Mountain View, CA) were used to qualitatively… CONTINUE READING

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