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

Ozel A., ERTÜRK Ş. M., Ercan A., Yilmaz B., Basak T., Cantisani V., ...More

MEDICAL ULTRASONOGRAPHY, vol.14, no.1, pp.24-28, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.24-28
  • Keywords: thyroid nodule, thyroid carcinoma, benign nodule, ultrasonography, fine-needle aspiration biopsy, FINE-NEEDLE-ASPIRATION, SONOGRAPHIC CRITERIA, MANAGEMENT, ULTRASONOGRAPHY, FEATURES, BENIGN, BIOPSY, RISK, US
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


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.