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Table 1 The relationships between LNM and ultrasound characteristics of thyroid cancer patients

From: Using ultrasound features and radiomics analysis to predict lymph node metastasis in patients with thyroid cancer

   LNM
No Yes P
Composition Spongiform 3 (37.5%) 5 (62.5%) 0.851
Solid 58 (40.8%) 84 (59.2%)  
Echogenicity Hyper- or equal-echogenicity 6 (27.3%) 16 (72.7%) 0.166
Hypo-echogenicity or marked hypo-echogenicity 55 (43.0%) 73 (57.0%)  
Margin Regular 44 (47.8%) 48 (52.2%) 0.025
Irregular 17 (29.3%) 41 (70.7%)  
Shape Non-ovoid 55 (42.3%) 75 (57.7%) 0.297
Taller than wide 6 (30.0%) 14 (70.0%)  
Calcification Macrocalcification or egg shell calcification or non calcification 50 (50.0%) 50 (50.0%) 0.004
Microcalcification 11 (22.0%) 39 (78.0%)