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Diagnostic Accuracy of Real-Time Sonography in Differentiating Diffuse Thyroid Disease From Normal Thyroid Parenchyma: A Multicenter Study.

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Summary of "Diagnostic Accuracy of Real-Time Sonography in Differentiating Diffuse Thyroid Disease From Normal Thyroid Parenchyma: A Multicenter Study."

The purpose of this multicenter study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of real-time sonography (US) for differentiating diffuse thyroid disease (DTD) from normal thyroid parenchyma among radiologists blinded to patients' clinical, serologic, and imaging history and to determine the differences in diagnostic accuracy among radiologists from different institutions.

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Name: AJR. American journal of roentgenology
ISSN: 1546-3141
Pages: 1-6

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