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Table 2 Mean and median stiffness expressed in kPa in benign and malignant lesions. On the basis of: Szczepanek-Parulska E, Woliński K, Stangierski A, Gurgul E, Biczysko M, Majewski P, Rewaj-Łosyk M, Ruchała M. Comparison of diagnostic value of conventional ultrasonography and shear wave elastography in the prediction of thyroid lesions malignancy. PLoS One. 2013; 8(11): e81532.

From: Personal experiences in ultrasonography and sonoelastography of thyroid gland

  Mean SD median P range
Q-box max [kPa]
Malignant 174.2 90.4 191.3 <0.0001 14.1-299.9
Benign 55.6 59.3 35.1   1.3-298.1
Q-box mean [kPa]
Malignant 139.3 83.1 142.6 <0.0001 7.8-294.0
Benign 35.1 30.6 25.3   1.2-180.9