Thyroid blood flow evaluation by color-flow Doppler sonography distinguishes Graves' disease from Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

@article{Vitti1995ThyroidBF,
  title={Thyroid blood flow evaluation by color-flow Doppler sonography distinguishes Graves' disease from Hashimoto's thyroiditis.},
  author={Paolo Vitti and Teresa Rago and Salvatore Mazzeo and Sandra Brogioni and Maria Lampis and A De Liperi and Carlo Bartolozzi and Aldo Pinchera and E. C. Martino},
  journal={Journal of endocrinological investigation},
  year={1995},
  volume={18 11},
  pages={857-61}
}
Thyroid hypoechogenicity at ultrasound is a characteristic of autoimmune thyroid diseases, with an overlap of this echographic pattern in patients affected by Graves' disease or Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Aim of the present paper was to study the thyroid blood flow (TBF) by color-flow doppler (CFD) and peak systolic velocity (PSV) at the inferior thyroid artery in 37 Graves' and 45 goitrous Hashimoto's thyroiditis patients. CFD pattern was defined as normal (or type 0): TBF limited to peripheral… CONTINUE READING