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Table 2 Nodule characteristics

From: Volume reduction of benign thyroid nodules 3 months after a single treatment with high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)

Patient number TN location Average depth of focal point during treatment in mm 99m Tc-pertechnetate uptake behaviour/functionality Nodular structure TN volume in cm 3 TN height diameter in mm TN width diameter in mm TN depth diameter in mm
Before treatment 3 months after treatment Before treatment 3 months after treatment Before treatment 3 months after treatment Before treatment 3 months after treatment
1 Cranial left 24.3 Cold Solid 1.1 0.7 12.2 13.9 13.8 10.9 13.9 10.1
2 Caudal left 18.3 Hot Solid 0.8 0.2 13.1 5.4 9.3 5.1 13.8 12.6
3 Isthmal 13.6 Cold Echocomplex 4.3 2.2 16.2 11.0 23.2 19.9 24.2 21.4
4 Caudal right 14.7 Hot Echocomplex 1.7 0.6 11.4 6.6 16.0 16.2 20.0 12.6
5 Centro-cranial right 14.4 Cold Solid 3.5 2.2 13.8 8.5 20.3 21.3 25.9 25.0
6 Cranial left 17.1 Cold Solid 1.0 0.3 9.0 6.6 16.3 8.3 15.4 11.3
7 Centro-caudal right 21.4 Indifferent Echocomplex 3.8 3.3 15.3 18.1 18.2 14.5 29.2 25.4
8 Caudal left 23.7 Cold Echocomplex 7.7 3.0 21.2 8.8 25.4 27.6 29.8 25.6
9 Centro-caudal left 23.6 Cold Echocomplex 4.0 3.5 18.5 17.2 27.8 28.4 16.1 15.0
  1. This table shows detailed information on each treated nodule.