Table 4

Role of molecular tests in the preoperative diagnosis
CDa BRAF V600E KIT class 1 (malignancy probability 100%) KIT class 4 (benignity probability 100%) BNNd(probability score >90%)
SPTCb 11(Mi) 1(Mi) 1(Mi)
IFPc 3(Bh) 8(Bh)
CDe MDf + CDe DGg
correctly diagnosed samples 49/87: 56% 73/87: 84% +28%

aCD: cytological diagnosis.

bSPTC: suspicious papillary thyroid carcinoma.

cIFP: indeterminate follicular proliferation.

dBNN: Bayesian neural network.

eCD: cytological diagnosis.

fMD: molecular diagnosis.

gDG: diagnostic gain.

hB: benign.

iM: malignant.

Tomei et al.

Tomei et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:396   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-396

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