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Clin Hemorheol Microcirc. 2017;66(1):15-26. doi: 10.3233/CH-16217.

Comparison of Virtual Touch Tissue Imaging & Quantification (VTIQ) and Toshiba shear wave elastography (T-SWE) in diagnosis of thyroid nodules: Initial experience.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic performance of two different 2D shear wave speed imaging techniques of Virtual Touch Tissue Imaging & Quantification (VTIQ) and Toshiba shear wave elastography (T-SWE) in predicting malignant thyroid nodules (TNs).

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

75 TNs in 75 patients which were subject to both VTIQ and T-SWE examinations were enrolled and analyzed. Shear wave speed (SWS) values on VTIQ and T-SWE were computed (SWS_max, min, mean and median). Area under the receiver operating characteristic (AUROC) curve was obtained to assess the diagnostic performance.

RESULTS:

The AUROC for VTIQ was the highest with SWS_min whereas for T-SWE was SWS_max (0.774 versus 0.851; p > 0.05). The AUROC, sensitivity and negative predictive value (NPV) corresponding to SWS_max for VTIQ were significantly lower than those for T-SWE (0.717 versus 0.851, 61.5% versus 92.3% and 78.7% versus 94.3%; all p < 0.05). However, no significant differences were found between AUROC with SWS_min, SWS_mean, or SWS_median for VTIQ and SWS_max for T-SWE (all p > 0.05).

CONCLUSION:

In general, VTIQ is equal to T-SWE for diagnosis of TNs. In the clinical practice, the selection of SWS_max should be avoided in VTIQ whereas should be selected in T-SWE.

KEYWORDS:

Acoustic radiation force impulse; diagnostic performance; fine-needle aspiration; shear wave elastography; thyroid nodules; ultrasound

PMID:
28211803
DOI:
10.3233/CH-16217
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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