The diagnostic efficiency of ultrasound in characterization for thyroid nodules: how many criteria are required to predict malignancy?

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to define the criteria for use in differentiating benign and malignant nodules with the help of the receiver operating characteristic analysis and to increase the objective diagnostic accuracy of ultrasonography. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 363 patients (307 women, 56 men) with 363 nodules (22 malignant and 341… (More)

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@article{Ozel2012TheDE, title={The diagnostic efficiency of ultrasound in characterization for thyroid nodules: how many criteria are required to predict malignancy?}, author={Alper Ozel and Sukru Mehmet Erturk and Alkin Ercan and Banu Karakuş Yılmaz and Tulay Başak and Vito Cantisani and Muzaffer Başak and Zeki Karpat}, journal={Medical ultrasonography}, year={2012}, volume={14 1}, pages={24-8} }