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nodule:

see concretionconcretion,
mass or nodule of mineral matter, usually oval or nearly spherical in shape, and occurring in sedimentary rock. It is formed by the accumulation of mineral matter in the pore spaces of the sediment, usually around a fossil or fossil fragment acting as a nucleus.
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nodule

[′näj·ül]
(anatomy)
A small node.
A small aggregation of cells.
(botany)
A bulbous enlargement found on roots of legumes and certain other plants, whose formation is stimulated by symbiotic, nitrogen-fixing bacteria that colonize the roots.
(geology)
A small, hard mass or lump of a mineral or mineral aggregate characterized by a contrasting composition from and a greater hardness than the surrounding sediment or rock matrix in which it is embedded.
(medicine)
A primary skin lesion, seen as a circumscribed solid elevation.

nodule

1. any of the knoblike outgrowths on the roots of clover and many other legumes: contain bacteria involved in nitrogen fixation
2. Anatomy any small node or knoblike protuberance
3. a small rounded lump of rock or mineral substance, esp in a matrix of different rock material
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Two types of multi-scale enhancement filters are constructed for enhancing the 3D nodule images and vascular images and most of the blood vessel images in the nodular images are removed to obtain suspected nodule image.
The initial mode of presentation in this study was in the form of solitary thyroid nodule in 56% of the patients.
(3) investigated the molecular profile of a recurrent ovarian mucinous tumor with a mural nodule of anaplastic carcinoma.
"If used in clinical practice, invasive procedures could be reduced by diverting benign nodules to surveillance," the authors write.
'Unfortunately, current imaging or screening modalities are not able to distinguish malignant nodules from benign nodules with a good specificity.'
Under the 2017 American Thyroid Association guidelines [9], sonographic features suggestive of PTC include the presence of microcalcifications, nodule hypoechogenicity, irregular margins, and a shape taller than wide.
Caption: Figure 1: A peripheral regular high-enhancement ring of a thyroid nodule on CEUS.
In one patient, a gastric carcinoma was diagnosed by gastric biopsy during the follow-up and the pulmonary nodule was assumed to be a lung metastasis from the gastric carcinoma.
During this study period we accepted all patients came in OPD with clinically diagnosed as a solitary thyroid nodule having no hyper or hypothyroidism, irrespective of age and sex (inclusion criteria).
- Findings from a new real-world study show that US-based genomic diagnostics company Veracyte, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: VCYT) Afirma Genomic Sequencing Classifier helps to identify significantly more benign thyroid nodules and further reduce unnecessary surgeries in thyroid cancer diagnosis, as compared to the original Afirma test, the company said.
Computed tomography of the thorax revealed multiple round-shaped nodules of different size that were peripherally and centrally located within the lung parenchyma (Figure 1a, b).