The value of onsite adequacy assessment of thyroid fine-needle aspirations is a function of operator experience.

@article{Ghofrani2006TheVO,
  title={The value of onsite adequacy assessment of thyroid fine-needle aspirations is a function of operator experience.},
  author={Mohiedean Ghofrani and Danita Beckman and David L. Rimm},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2006},
  volume={108 2},
  pages={110-3}
}
BACKGROUND Cytotechnologists and pathologists often perform onsite evaluations of thyroid fine-needle aspirations (FNAs) to provide immediate feedback regarding whether adequate material has been obtained for cytologic diagnosis. The current study was designed to determine whether onsite adequacy assessment results in a significant decrease in nondiagnostic specimens between ultrasound (US)-guided FNAs of the thyroid and those performed by palpation alone. METHODS A search was performed to… CONTINUE READING