Value of Real-Time and Strain Ratio Elastography in Differential Diagnosis of Graves' Disease and Subacute and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Korkmaz H. A. A., Baki G., Kose M., Cobanoglu B. Y.

IRANIAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.14, no.4, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5812/iranjradiol.22019
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Sonoelastography, Strain Elastography, Real-Time Elastography, Subacute Thyroiditis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Graves' Disease, ULTRASOUND ELASTOGRAPHY, EFSUMB GUIDELINES, CLINICAL-USE, PART 2, SONOELASTOGRAPHY, RECOMMENDATIONS, NODULES, BENIGN
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: The main purpose of the present study was to determine the efficacy of real-time elastography (RTE) and strain elastography (STE) in the diagnosis of different thyroid diseases. We also aimed to calculate the cut-off points for the differential diagnosis of subacute thyroiditis (SAT), Graves' disease (GD), and Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), which have a similar B-mode sonographic appearance.