Preoperative diagnosis of cervical metastatic lymph nodes in papillary thyroid carcinoma: comparison of ultrasound, computed tomography, and combined ultrasound with computed tomography.


BACKGROUND Although ultrasound (US) is routinely used for the preoperative evaluation of neck nodes in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), the diagnostic role of computed tomography (CT) has not been established. The purpose of our study is to determine the diagnostic accuracies of US, CT, and combined US and CT (US/CT) for detecting metastatic… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/thy.2007.0269