Radiology 2022 Jun 14:212319. Epub 2022 Jun 14.
From the Department of Ultrasound, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University (J.R., X.X., M.L., W.Z., R.L., P.L., B.O., B.L.), Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Malignant Tumor Epigenetics and Gene Regulation (J.R., X.X., M.L., W.Z., R.L., B.O., B.L.), and Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (P.L.), No. 33 Yingfeng Rd, Guangzhou 510289, China; Department of Ultrasound, Central People's Hospital of Zhanjiang, Zhanjiang, China (Y.C., Y.X.); and Department of Ultrasound, Affiliated Huadu Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510810, China (H.Z., Q.Y.).
Background The role of contrast-enhanced US (CEUS) in reducing unnecessary biopsies of thyroid nodules has received little attention. Purpose To construct and externally validate a thyroid imaging reporting and data system (TI-RADS) based on nonenhanced US and CEUS to stratify the malignancy risk of thyroid nodules. Materials and Methods This retrospective study evaluated 756 patients with 801 thyroid nodules who underwent nonenhanced US, CEUS, and fine-needle aspiration and received a final diagnosis from January 2018 to December 2019. Read More