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Table 6 Diagnostic performance of shear wave elastography to detect malignant nodules (n = 72)

From: Accuracy of shear wave elastography in characterization of thyroid nodules in children and adolescents

SWE Sensitivity (95% CI) Specificity (95% CI) Accuracy (95% CI) PPV (95% CI) NPV (95% CI)
SWE- Mean 85.71% (57.2–98.2) 94.83% (85.6–98.9) 93.06% (85.5–96.8) 76.9% (51.3–91.3) 93.2% (85.7–96.9)
SWE- Minimum 71.43% (41.9–91.6) 86.21% (74.5–93.9) 83.34% (79.9–86.4) 55.6% (37.7–72.0) 92.6% (84.4–96.6)
SWE- Maximum 78..57% (49.2–95.3) 93.10% (83.3–98.1) 90.28% (83.2–94.4) 73.3% (50.7–88.0) 94.7% (86.8–98.0)
  1. PPV (positive predictive value). NPV (negative predictive value)