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Evaluation on the Diagnostic Value of Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound Examination in Subacute Thyroiditis

The Second Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun 130041, China

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Y. ZHAO, The Second Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun 130041, China, E-mail:

This study was to investigate and analyze the diagnostic value of nuclear medicine and ultrasound examination in subacute thyroiditis. Three hundred cases with subacute thyroiditis were selected as the research group, while another 300 cases with health examination were enrolled as the control group, both ranging from August 2013 to October 2016. Patients in the research group underwent the detection with erythrocyte sedimentation rate, serum free triiodothyronine, serum free thyroxine, high sensitive thyroid stimulating hormone, thyroid radioactive iodine uptake in 6 h and radionuclide thyroid scan. Patients in both research group and control group took the ultrasound examination. The results of ultrasound examination showed that the thyroid width and thickness in the research group were both significantly larger than those in the control group, revealing statistical significances (p<0.05). The positive rate by nuclear medicine was significantly higher than that by ultrasound examination, revealing p<0.05. Diagnostic positive rate with the combination of nuclear medicine and ultrasound examination was much ideal, that was 100 %. Nuclear medicine and ultrasound examination in subacute thyroiditis could achieve good diagnostic results and provide the accuracy rate of the diagnosis, thus further providing valuable basis for clinical treatment.

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