Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid.

  title={Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid.},
  author={Rosemary H. Tambouret and Wanda M Szyfelbein and Martha Bishop Pitman},
  volume={87 5},
BACKGROUND We reviewed the Massachusetts General Hospital experience with ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsies (FNABs) of the thyroid to determine the indications, rate of unsatisfactory smears, correlation with excisional biopsy results, and verification of efficient use of personnel time. METHODS All radiologically guided FNABs of the thyroid from January 1993 through June 1997 were reviewed. As a measure of efficient use of technologist time, a sample of times spent by the… CONTINUE READING


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