Ultrasound elastography in the evaluation of thyroid pathology. Current status

Vito Cantisani, Pietro Lodise, Hektor Grazhdani, Ester Mancuso, Elena Maggini, Giorgio Di Rocco, Ferdinando D'Ambrosio, Fabrizio Calliada, Adriano Redler, Paolo Ricci, Carlo Catalano

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Thyroid pathology including thyroid nodules and diffuse thyroid diseases represents often a diagnosing challenge for clinicians. US, although highly accurate in identifying thyroid nodules and diffuse thyroid diseases, is still not sufficiently accurate to evaluate them. US-elastography has been introduced in order to further increase US accuracy in many fields and eventually for thyroid disease. The aim of the present paper it to provide an update of the literature on different available techniques and the results reported both for thyroid nodules differentiation and for diffuse thyroid disease evaluation. Advantages and limitations of elastography are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420-428
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014


  • ARFI
  • Strain elastography
  • Thyroid diffuse disease
  • Thyroid nodules
  • US-elastography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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