Management of thyroid nodules detected at US: Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound consensus conference statement.
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.
Frates, MC; Benson, CB; Charboneau, JW; Cibas, ES; Clark, OH; Coleman, BG; Cronan, JJ; Doubilet, PM; Evans, DB; Goellner, JR; Hay, ID; Hertzberg, BS; Intenzo, CM; Jeffrey, RB; Langer, JE; Larsen, PR; Mandel, SJ; Middleton, WD; Reading, CC; Sherman, SI; Tessler, FN; Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound,
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