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Ultrasound Quarterly:
doi: 10.1097/01.ruq.0000226877.19937.a1
Original Articles

Management of Thyroid Nodules Detected at US: Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound Consensus Conference Statement

Frates, Mary C. MD*; Benson, Carol B. MD; Charboneau, J. William MD†; Cibas, Edmund S. MD‡; Clark, Orlo H. MD§; Coleman, Beverly G. MD∥; Cronan, John J. MD¶; Doubilet, Peter M. MD, PhD; Evans, Douglas B. MD#; Goellner, John R. MD**; Hay, Ian D. MD, PhD††; Hertzberg, Barbara S. MD‡‡; Intenzo, Charles M. MD§§; Jeffrey, R. Brooke MD∥∥; Langer, Jill E. MD∥; Larsen, P. Reed MD¶¶; Mandel, Susan J. MD##; Middleton, William D. MD***; Reading, Carl C. MD†; Sherman, Steven I. MD†††; Tessler, Franklin N. MD‡‡‡

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Abstract

The Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound convened a panel of specialists from a variety of medical disciplines to come to a consensus on the management of thyroid nodules identified with thyroid ultrasonography (US), with particular focus on which nodules should be subjected to US-guided fine needle aspiration and which thyroid nodules need not be subjected to fine-needle aspiration. The panel met in Washington, DC, October 26-27, 2004, and created this consensus statement. The recommendations in this consensus statement, which are based on analysis of the current literature and common practice strategies, are thought to represent a reasonable approach to thyroid nodular disease.

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