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Soonchunhyang University (NA)
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Received: 24 October 2018
Revised: 4 March 2019
Accepted: 15 March 2019
First Online: 15 April 2019
Compliance with ethical standards
: The scientific guarantor of this publication is Hyun Sook Hong.
: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
: No complex statistical methods were necessary for this paper.
: All adult participants provided written informed consent to participate in this study.
: Institutional Review Board approval was obtained.
: We disclose that 70 patients in the current study participated in our previous study by Park et al [CitationRef removed]. The previous study dealt with ASQ imaging in terms of differentiating patients with thyroiditis from normal subjects. In this study, those patients were followed up for 5 years, and the prognostic utility of ASQ was investigated.
: • prospective• Diagnostic or prognostic study• performed at one institution