Comparison of Extended Field of View and Dual Image Ultrasound Techniques for the Measurement of the Longitudinal Dimension of Enlarged Thyroid Glands


Turgut A. T. , Coskun Z. U. , Kismet K., Kosar P., Geyik P. O. , Kos U.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ULTRASOUND, vol.16, no.2, pp.150-157, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0929-6441(08)60016-8
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ULTRASOUND
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.150-157

Abstract

Background: Extended field of view (EFOV) ultrasound (US) provides images with a large anatomic field of view and is a technical modification of conventional US. In this study, we aimed to assess the role of EFOV US in the accurate measurement of the longitudinal dimension of hyperplastic thyroid glands which were too big to be documented in a single image. In addition, the accuracy and reliability of EFOV US were compared with those of dual image US.