Role of operator experience in ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid

@article{Fiori2010RoleOO,
  title={Role of operator experience in ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid},
  author={Elvio De Fiori and Cristiano Angelo Rampinelli and F. Turco and Luke Bonello and Massimo Bellomi},
  journal={La radiologia medica},
  year={2010},
  volume={115},
  pages={612-618}
}
Thyroid nodules are commonly encountered in clinical practice, and ultrasound (US)-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is the gold standard in diagnosing the pathological nature of undetermined thyroid nodules. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether operator experience influences the diagnostic accuracy of US-guided FNAB. A total of 700 consecutive US-guided FNAB done by a single radiologist between 2000 and 2007 were retrospectively analysed. The same freehand technique and… CONTINUE READING
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