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dc.contributor.authorHekimoglu, Koray
dc.contributor.authorDonmez, Fuldem Yildirim
dc.contributor.authorArslan, Serdar
dc.contributor.authorOzdemir, Adnan
dc.contributor.authorDemir, Canan
dc.contributor.authorYazici, Canan
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-26T08:50:38Z
dc.date.available2019-11-26T08:50:38Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1844-4172
dc.identifier.urihttps://medultrason.ro/medultrason/index.php/medultrason/article/view/792
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11727/4243
dc.description.abstractAims: The aim of this study is to assess the applicability of shear wave elastography (SWE) in the diagnosis of chronic autoimmun thyroiditis (CAT) patients. Material and methods: The study group consisted of 50 patients with first-diagnosed CAT and 40 control subjects (CS). In all patients with CAT and CS, sonoelastographic measurements were made in both thyroid lobes. Optimal cut-off values were chosen to maximize the sum of sensitivity and specificity. Positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV), and accuracy values were also calculated. Results: Quantitative elastographic analysis evaluated by SWE in CAT patients (2.56 +/- 0.30 m/s) was significantly higher compared with CS (1.63 +/- 0.12 m/s) (p<0.001). The optimal cut-off value was 2.42 m/s. SWE had 77% sensitivity, 71% specificity, 92% PPV, 81% NPV, and 87% accuracy for the presence of CAT. Conclusions: Our data indicate that SWE correctly defines the elasticty of thyroid parenchyma, and this technique may assist in the diagnosis and treatment monitoring of CAT.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.isversionof10.11152/mu.2013.2066.173.khuen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectshear wave elastographyen_US
dc.subjectultrasonographyen_US
dc.subjectchronic autoimmun thyroiditisen_US
dc.titleThe role of shear wave elastography in the diagnosis of chronic autoimmune thyroiditisen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.relation.journalMEDICAL ULTRASONOGRAPHYen_US
dc.identifier.volume17en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.startpage322en_US
dc.identifier.endpage326en_US
dc.identifier.wos000361599700010


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