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Table 2 SWE performance of central cervical lymph nodes

From: Shear wave elastography in the evaluation of level VI lymph nodes in papillary thyroid carcinoma: combined with gray-scale ultrasound ex vivo

indexes Pathological Results All patients Patients without Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
mean ± Sd p mean ± Sd p
Emean (kPa) (+) 22.97 ± 7.75 0.197 22.97 ± 7.75 0.030
(−) 19.87 ± 9.03 17.88 ± 8.44
Emin (kPa) (+) 13.29 ± 8.41 0.433 13.29 ± 8.41 0.809
(−) 14.88 ± 7.25 13.80 ± 7.44
Emax (kPa) (+) 32.72 ± 10.21 0.016 32.72 ± 10.21 < 0.001
(−) 25.08 ± 11.80 21.98 ± 9.85
ESD (kPa) (+) 4.75 ± 2.83 0.006 4.75 ± 2.83 0.001
(−) 2.55 ± 1.81 2.10 ± 1.44
  1. The pathological result of (+) means metastatic and (−) means non-metastatic. Boldface indicates that p value is statistically significant