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Table 3. Usefulness of two qualitative scales (by Ueno and by Rago) in assessment of benign and malignant thyroid lesions. On the basis of: Szczepanek-Parulska E, Woliński K, Stangierski A, Gurgul E, Biczysko M, Majewski P et al. 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

Ueno scale Malignant Benign OR P
I 4.55% 45.74% 0.06 [0.008-0.424] 0.005
II 22.73% 38.76% 0.46 [0.17-1.29] 0.14
III 13.64% 12.92% 1.06 [0.30-3.73] 0.92
IV or V 59.09% 2.58% 58.1 [19.8-170.6] <0.0001
Rago scale     
I 27.27% 84.50% 0.07 [0.03-0.18] <0.0001
II 13.64% 12.92% 1.06 [0.30-3.73] 0.92
III 59.09% 2.58% 58.1 [19.8-170.6] <0.0001