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Int J Radiat Res 2022, 20(2): 263-267 Back to browse issues page
The accurate diagnosis of grand microvascular imaging in differentiating benign and malignant thyroid nodules: A meta-analysis
Y. Zhou, C. Wang
Department of Ultrasound, the First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian, Liaoning Province, China
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Background: Meta-analysis experiments can be used to judge the hypothesis of SMI benign and malignant thyroid nodules. Material and Methods: We explored Cochrane Library, PubMed, Google Scholar, CBM and Web of Science, databases according to the required content, and used a number of analysis equipment to analyze, and through the conclusions drawn to determine the sensitivity (Sen) and specificity (Spe), the probability ratio of pragmatic and dismissive (LR + / LR-), diagnostic factor (DOR) and receiver performance typical curve (SROC) are calculated for summary statistics. Results: The meta-analysis included nine studies that met the participation criteria. An aggregation of 636 malignant thyroid legumes and 732 benign thyroid nodules were evaluated. The comprehensive Sen was 0.79 (95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.76-0.82), and the comprehensive Spe was 0.89 (95% CI = 0.85-0.92). The comprehensive LR + was 7.04 (95% CI = 5.26-9.43), and the comprehensive negative LR- was 0.23 (95% CI = 0.20-0.27). The comprehensive DOR of thyroid nodules diagnosed by SMI was 30.33 (95% confidence interval = 20.73–44.38). The range beneath the SROC curve was 0.82 (95% confidence interval = 0.79 to 0.86). We established no proof of reporting bias (t = 0.91, P = 0.39). Conclusion: In a related meta-analysis, the study found that SMI has a very high prognosis accuracy in distinguishing malignant and benign thyroid nodules.

Keywords: thyroid nodule, superb microvascular imaging, meta-analysis.
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Type of Study: Review article | Subject: Radiation Biology
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Zhou Y, Wang C. The accurate diagnosis of grand microvascular imaging in differentiating benign and malignant thyroid nodules: A meta-analysis. Int J Radiat Res. 2022; 20 (2) :263-267
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