Radiofrequency ablation of benign thyroid nodules and recurrent thyroid cancers: consensus statement and recommendations

Korean J Radiol. 2012 Mar-Apr;13(2):117-25. doi: 10.3348/kjr.2012.13.2.117. Epub 2012 Mar 7.


Thermal ablation using radiofrequency is a new, minimally invasive modality employed as an alternative to surgery in 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 optimal use of radiofrequency ablation for thyroid nodules. These recommendations are based on a comprehensive analysis of the current literature, the results of multicenter studies, and expert consensus.

Keywords: Thyroid, US; Thyroid, ethanol; Thyroid, intervention; Thyroid, nodules; Thyroid, radiofrequency; Thyroid, recurrent cancers.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy, Fine-Needle
  • Catheter Ablation / methods*
  • Consensus
  • Humans
  • Informed Consent
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / parasitology
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / surgery
  • Patient Safety
  • Radio Waves
  • Republic of Korea
  • Thyroid Neoplasms / pathology
  • Thyroid Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Thyroid Nodule / pathology
  • Thyroid Nodule / surgery*
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional