WFUMB Guidelines and Recommendations on the Clinical Use of Ultrasound Elastography: Part 4. Thyroid

David Cosgrove, Richard Barr, Joerg Bojunga, Vito Cantisani, Maria Cristina Chammas, Manjiri Dighe, Sudhir Vinayak, Jun Mei Xu, Christoph F. Dietrich

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Abstract

The World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) has produced guidelines for the use of elastography techniques including basic science, breast and liver. Here we present elastography in thyroid diseases. For each available technique, procedure, reproducibility, results and limitations are analyzed and recommendations are given. Finally, recommendations are given based on the level of evidence of the published literature and on the WFUMB expert group's consensus. The document has a clinical perspective and is aimed at assessing the usefulness of elastography in the management of thyroid diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-26
Number of pages23
JournalUltrasound in Medicine and Biology
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Elastography
  • Guidelines
  • Shear wave elastography
  • Strain elastography
  • World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology

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