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ea0020p59 | Thyroid | ECE2009

Real-time elastography and contrast-enhanced ultrasound for the assessment of thyroid nodules

Friedrich-Rust Mireen , Sperber Andrea , Holzer Katharina , Gruenwald Frank , Badenhoop Klaus , Bechstein Wolf , Zeuzem Stefan , Bojunga Joerg

Background and aims: The aim of the present study was to evaluate real-time elastography (RTE) and contrast-enhanced ultrasound with Sonovue (CEUS) for the differentiation of benign and malignant thyroid nodules using cytologic/histologic analysis as reference method. While first studies have reported excellent results of RTE for the differentiation of thyroid nodules, data on CEUS of the thyroid are rare.Methods: RTE was classified as: score 1=soft, 2=p...