Thyroid Carcinoma: Sensitivity and Specificity
Introduction: Note that some of the findings below are listed for nodules and others for actual cancer.
|Population / Calculator||Prevalence||Comments / Study / Link|
|Thyroid nodules in the general population||67%||by ultrasound
Arch Intern Med. 1994 Aug 22;154(16):1838-40. PMID: 8053752
|Carcinoma in thyroid nodules||5%||note: in this study there was a huge difference in malignancy risk based on nodules discovered incidentally on ultrasound (17%) versus ultrasound studies done for non-incidental reasons (3%)
J Ultrasound Med. 2005 May;24(5):629-34. PMID: 15840794