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Frontiers in Medical Science Research, 2024, 6(1); doi: 10.25236/FMSR.2024.060106.

Observation on the value of ultrasound combined with CT in diagnosing thyroid calcified nodules


Xiaolong Chen

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Xiaolong Chen

Shaanxi Provincial People's Hospital, Xi'an, 710068, China


To investigate the efficacy of ultrasound in conjunction with CT scans for diagnosing thyroid calcified nodules, a retrospective analysis was conducted on data from 30 patients with such nodules who underwent random CT and ultrasound examinations between February 2018 and July 2022. The study aimed to compare and analyze the impact of different examination methods on the detection rate and diagnostic accuracy of thyroid calcified nodules. Among the 30 patients reviewed in our hospital, 40 nodules were identified following pathological biopsy, all of which were confirmed as calcified nodules. Of these, 31 were diagnosed as malignant, while 9 were deemed benign. The experimental group, utilizing combined ultrasound and CT, exhibited a detection rate for thyroid calcified nodules of approximately 96.25%, surpassing the detection rate observed in the conventional examination group. The disparity between the two groups was statistically significant (P<0.05). Specifically, the experimental group demonstrated a detection rate of 96.77% for malignant calcifications and 100% for benign calcifications, both significantly higher than those in the control group (P<0.05).The application of ultrasound combined with CT in diagnosing thyroid calcified nodules exhibited substantial efficacy, notably enhancing the disease's diagnostic rate. This approach facilitates accurate determination of the nature of calcified nodules, emphasizing its potential for clinical implementation with judicious intervention.


Ultrasound; CT Diagnosis; Thyroid Calcified Nodules; Value

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Xiaolong Chen. Observation on the value of ultrasound combined with CT in diagnosing thyroid calcified nodules. Frontiers in Medical Science Research (2024), Vol. 6, Issue 1: 30-35. https://doi.org/10.25236/FMSR.2024.060106.


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