Interobserver agreement and efficacy of consensus reading in Kwak-, EU-, and ACR-thyroid imaging recording and data systems and ATA guidelines for the ultrasound risk stratification of thyroid nodules.

Published on Jan 1, 2020in Endocrine3.235
· DOI :10.1007/S12020-019-02134-1
Philipp Seifert9
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Rainer Görges23
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+ 2 AuthorsSimone Schenke5
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Abstract
Purpose To investigate the interobserver agreement (IA) and the impact of consensus reading using four risk stratification systems for thyroid nodules (TN).
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