Book Chapter: “Ultrasound Elastography of Thyroid Nodules” in Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided FNA

Elastography is a new ultrasound technology that has the potential to help distinguish benign from malignant thyroid nodules.  In this book chapter, Dr. Azizi and Dr. Malchoff review both strain and shear wave elastography: from exam performance techniques to spectacular case examples to recent research.  Both technologies improve risk stratification in thyroid nodules when added to B-mode ultrasound exam, which could lead to fewer invasive procedures and surgeries.