International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
2020, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part B
Profile of patients with thyroid diseases of ultrasonography
Dr. Amitkumar J Choudhari and Dr. Nijalingappa
Many diagnostic approaches have been described for imaging the thyroid including Ultrasonography with Colour Doppler, Scintigraphy, CT, Sonoelastography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Positron Emission Tomography, and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography Ultrasound examination is a relatively cheaper and easily available and sensitive modality for imaging the thyroid without the hazards of radiation. This was a prospective study to evaluate if nodule/s is/are benign or malignant by ultrasonography and Doppler study and pathological correlation in at least 50 patients referred in view of clinically / incidentally (Carotid Duplex Doppler / neck ultrasound for non thyroid pathologies) detected goitre / thyroid nodule. Of the pathologically proven cases of malignant nodules (2), one (1.43%) case with malignant nodule showed evidence of microcalcifications and one (1.43%) did not. Out of all 70 nodules, 2 (2.86%) cases of pathologically proven benign nodules showed micro calcifications and 66 (94.29%) benign cases were negative for microcalcification. The sensitivity of micro calcifications as a ultrasound risk factor for malignancy was found to be 50% and specificity, 97.1%.
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Dr. Amitkumar J Choudhari, Dr. Nijalingappa. Profile of patients with thyroid diseases of ultrasonography. Int J Radiol Diagn Imaging 2020;3(2):88-90. DOI: 10.33545/26644436.2020.v3.i2b.102