American Thyroid Association releases new guidance document for the safe performance, training and adoption of ablation techniques for benign thyroid nodules

Sept. 19, 2023
Now available online in Thyroid.

The American Thyroid Association (ATA)’s new guidance document, “General principles for the safe performance, training and adoption of ablation techniques for benign thyroid nodules: An American Thyroid Association Statement” is now available online in Thyroid.

The objective of this ATA Statement is to provide a framework for the safe adoption and implementation of thermal and chemical ablative technologies for benign thyroid nodules in the United States by i) defining and discussing safety considerations in pre-procedural, peri-procedural and post-procedural settings; ii) recognizing that although these emerging technologies hold promise, they are not without risk and require development of a unique skillset for optimal, safe performance; and iii) defining the training, prior knowledge and steps that should be considered by any physician who desires to incorporate thyroid nodule ablation into their practice.

ATA release on Newswise

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