2017 Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation Guideline: Korean Society of Thyroid Radiology

Korean J Radiol. 2018 Jul-Aug;19(4):632-655. doi: 10.3348/kjr.2018.19.4.632. Epub 2018 Jun 14.


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 (KSThR) developed recommendations for the optimal use of radiofrequency ablation for thyroid tumors in 2012. As new meaningful evidences have accumulated, KSThR decided to revise the guidelines. The revised guideline is based on a comprehensive analysis of the current literature and expert consensus.

Keywords: Guideline; RF ablation; Radiofrequency ablation; Thyroid; Thyroid recurrent cancers; Ultrasound.

Publication types

  • Guideline
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Catheter Ablation / methods*
  • Humans
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / surgery
  • Radiofrequency Ablation / methods*
  • Radiography
  • Thyroid Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Thyroid Nodule / surgery*