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Table 5 Sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of US, Doppler ES, and SR

From: B-mode ultrasound, color Doppler, and sonoelastography in differentiation between benign and malignant cervical lymph nodes with special emphasis on sonoelastography

  Sensitivity Specificity Accuracy P value
US Short-axis diameter Long- to short-axis diameter ratio Hilum Short-axis diameter Long- to short-axis diameter ratio Hilum Short-axis diameter Long- to short-axis diameter ratio Hilum Short axis diameter Long- to short-axis diameter ratio Hilum
85% 73% 100% 29% 33% 72% 68% 72% 92% 0.315 0.121 0.001
Doppler 93.4% 84.7% 89% < 0.001*
ES 96.4% 98.8% 94.4% > 0.001*
SR 93.4% 95.6% 94.1% < 0.001*
Combined ES and SR 98.3% 96.1% 92.9% < 0.001*
  1. *Significant level at P value < 0.05