Thyroid Nodules and Shear Wave Elastography: A New Tool in Thyroid Cancer Detection.

  title={Thyroid Nodules and Shear Wave Elastography: A New Tool in Thyroid Cancer Detection.},
  author={Ghobad Azizi and James M Keller and Michelle L Mayo and Kel{\'e} Piper and David Puett and Karly M Earp and Carl D. Malchoff},
  journal={Ultrasound in medicine & biology},
  volume={41 11},
This study determines the performance of virtual touch imaging quantification (VTIQ), a non-invasive shear wave elastography method for measuring thyroid nodule (TN) stiffness, in distinguishing benign from malignant TNs. This prospective study evaluates 707 TNs in 676 patients with fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). Before FNAB, both conventional B-mode ultrasound and shear wave elastography were performed. Surgical resection was recommended for FNAB results that were not clearly benign… CONTINUE READING
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