Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2019, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (5): 690-695.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.10888

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Application of Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis of Medullary Thyroid Cancer

TANG Jiajia,ZHANG Bo()   

  1. Department of Ultrasound,PUMC Hospital,CAMS and PUMC,Beijing 100730,China
  • Received:2018-10-17 Online:2019-10-30 Published:2019-11-08
  • Contact: Bo ZHANG E-mail:zora19702006@163.com
  • Supported by:
    Supported by the Capital Medical Development Research Fund(2016-2-4011)

Abstract:

Despite its low incidence,medullary thyroid carcinoma(MTC)is featured by its fast progression and poor prognosis.Early diagnosis and treatment is therefore particularly important.As a convenient and non-invasive diagnostic tool,ultrasound plays a key role in the diagnosis and follow-up of MTC.In recent years,the application of conventional ultrasound,ultrasonic elastography,and ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy has dramatically improved the diagnostic accuracy of MTC.

Key words: diagnostic techniques, ultrasonography, thyroid nodule, medullary thyroid carcinoma

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