Thyroid nodules: re-evaluation with ultrasound.

  title={Thyroid nodules: re-evaluation with ultrasound.},
  author={Shodayu Takashima and Hiroyuki Fukuda and Noriyuki Nomura and Hiroshi Kishimoto and T Kim and Tetsuro Kobayashi},
  journal={Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU},
  volume={23 3},
The purpose of this study was to clarify ultrasound (US) evaluation of microcalcifications and determine whether the calcifications seen in US scans can reliably predict malignant thyroid tumors. Diagnostic accuracy of microcalcification and other various signs seen in US scans for predicting malignancy was evaluated prospectively in 259 pathologically verified thyroid nodules. Sonographic and pathologic correlation of calcifications was performed on 69 of 99 surgically removed nodules… CONTINUE READING


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