Validation of ultrasonography of the thyroid gland for epidemiological purposes.

@article{Knudsen1999ValidationOU,
  title={Validation of ultrasonography of the thyroid gland for epidemiological purposes.},
  author={Nils Knudsen and B Bols and Inge B{\"u}low and Torben J\orgensen and Hans Perrild and Lars Ovesen and Peter Laurberg},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  year={1999},
  volume={9 11},
  pages={1069-74}
}
Ultrasonography of the thyroid is often used in epidemiological surveys, thus thorough characterization of the interobserver variation of the different parameters obtained is important. Various methods have been used for measuring thyroid volume, and different formulas have been used for calculation of thyroid volume from the measured dimensions. In this article, two principles of thyroid volume measurement are described in detail: the wellknown method based on the three axes of each lobe and a… CONTINUE READING