Management of thyroid nodules detected at US: Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound consensus conference statement

Radiology. 2005 Dec;237(3):794-800. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2373050220.


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.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Artifacts
  • Biopsy, Needle*
  • Humans
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Thyroid Nodule / diagnostic imaging*
  • Thyroid Nodule / pathology
  • Ultrasonography / methods*