Journal of Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine 2012;31(2): 73-80.
Radiofrequency Ablation of Benign Thyroid Nodules and Recurrent Thyroid Cancers: Consensus Statement and Recommendations.
Dong Gyu Na, Jeong Hyun Lee, So Lyung Jung, Ji Hoon Kim, Jin Yong Sung, Jung Hee Shin, Eun Kyung Kim, Joon Hyung Lee, Dong Wook Kim, Jeong Seon Park, Kyu Sun Kim, Seon Mi Baek, Younghen Lee, Semin Chong, Jung Suk Sim, Jung Yin Huh, Jae Ik Bae, Kyung Tae Kim, Song Yee Han, Min Young Bae, Yoon Suk Kim, Jung Hwan Baek
1Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Korea. radbaek@naver.com
2Department of Radiology, Human Medical Imaging & Intervention Center, Korea.
3Department of Radiology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea.
4Department of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea.
5Department of Radiology and Thyroid Center, Daerim St. Mary's Hospital, Korea.
6Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Korea.
7Department of Radiology, Yonsei Univsersity College of Medicine, Korea.
8Department of Radiology, Dong-A University Medical Center, Korea.
9Department of Radiology, Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Korea.
10Department of Radiology, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Hanyang University Hospital, Korea.
11Department of Radiology, Haeundae Healings Hospital, Korea.
12Department of Radiology, Ansan Hospital, Korea University Medical College, Korea.
13Department of Radiology and Thyroid Center, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Korea.
14Department of Radiology, Mothers' Clinic, Korea.
15Department of Radiology, CHA University College of Medicine, Gangnam CHA Hospital, Korea.
16Department of Radiology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Korea.
17Department of Radiology, UNMEC Clinic, Korea.
18Department of Radiology, Dr. Han's Breast Clinic, Korea.
19Department of Radiology, Myung Jindan Health Care Center, Korea.
20Department of Radiology, Thyroid Clinic, Philip Medical Center, Korea.
  Published online: June 30, 2012.
ABSTRACT
Radiofrequency ablation is a new non-surgical treatment modality for patients with benign thyroid nodules and recurrent thyroid cancers. The Task Force Committee of the Korean Society of Thyroid Radiology has developed recommendations for the treatment of benign thyroid nodules and recurrent thyroid cancers using radiofrequency ablation. These recommendations are based on evidence from the current literature and expert consensus.
Keywords: Radiofrequency; Ethanol; Laser; Thyroid nodule; Thyroid ultrasound; Recurrent thyroid cancer
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