Ultrasound (US) evaluation of thyroid gland in endemic goiter area

D. Diacinti, M. A. Mosetti, P. Del Duca, M. Mastropasqua, C. A. Pellegrino, A. Paggi

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The prevalence of thyroid disease in a small town in Southern Latium in Italy was investigated using ultrasonic evaluations. Normal thyroid gland was detected in 85.7 percent of the children and 17.6 percent in adults. Simple goiter was found in 10.2 percent of the children and in 13.9 percent of the adults. These results show that ultrasonic examinations are an ideal screening method for nodular as well as diffuse thyroid diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)A188
JournalUltrasound in Medicine and Biology
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 9th Congress of World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - Florence, Italy
Duration: May 6 2000May 10 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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