Ultrasound elastography of the thyroid: principles and current status

Yücel Karabiyik will go through the paper titled "Ultrasound elastography of the thyroid: principles and current status" by Chong-Ke Zhao and Hui-Xiong Xu and there will be a discussion afterwards.


Abstract: Ultrasound (US) elastography has been introduced as a non-invasive technique for evaluating thyroid diseases. This paper presents a detailed description of the technical principles, peculiarities, and limitations of US elastography techniques, including strain elastography and shear-wave elastography. This review was conducted from a clinical perspective, and aimed to assess the usefulness of US elastography for thyroid diseases in specific clinical scenarios. Although its main focus is on thyroid nodules, the applications of US elastography for other thyroid diseases, such as diffuse thyroid diseases and thyroiditis, are also presented. Furthermore, unresolved questions and directions for future research are also discussed.

Published Jan. 13, 2020 9:01 AM - Last modified Jan. 13, 2020 11:26 AM