Quantitative assessment of thyroid gland elasticity with shear-wave elastography in pediatric patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Kandemirli S. G. , Bayramoglu Z., Caliskan E., Sari Z. N. A. , Adaletli I.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ULTRASONICS, cilt.45, ss.417-423, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10396-018-0859-0
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.417-423


Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common autoimmune thyroid disorder in the pediatric age range. Measurement of thyroid gland size is an essential component in evaluation and follow-up of thyroid pathologies. Along with size, tissue elasticity is becoming a more commonly used parameter in evaluation of parenchyma in inflammatory diseases. The aim of the current study was to assess thyroid parenchyma elasticity by shear-wave elastography in pediatric patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis; and compare the elasticity values to a normal control group.