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Table 1 US characteristics of benign and malignant tumors

From: Diagnostic performance of conventional ultrasound and quantitative and qualitative real-time shear wave elastography in musculoskeletal soft tissue tumors

 Size (mm) M (QR)Depth superficial to deep fasciaMargin well-defined rim (%)Echogenicity hypo/iso/hyper (%)Mass texture heterogeneous (%)Power Doppler signal absent/linear/disorganized (%)
Benign tumor (n = 60)26 (14~42)37 (61.7)54 (90.0)38/12/10 (63.3/20.0/16.7)35 (58.3)20/15/25 (33.3/25.0/41.7)
Malignant tumor (n = 21)45 (26~67.5)7 (33.3)12 (57.1)21/0/0 (100/0/0)18 (85.7)1/7/13 (4.8/33.3/61.9)
p value< 0.0010.0410.0020.0020.0320.024