Management of Thyroid Nodules and Thyroid Cancer: A Curriculum Based on American Thyroid Association Guidelines with Bethesda System of Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology Correlation

Publication ID Published Volume
9512 August 21, 2013 9

Abstract

The aim of this PowerPoint presentation is to assist radiologists and endocrinologist (both in practice and in training) in their management of thyroid nodules according to American Thyroid Association (ATA) guidelines. We have selected 20 thyroid nodules and discussed their management according to ATA guidelines for a better practical understanding of these recommendations.

This teaching file is based on the revised ATA guidelines for the management of patients with thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer. It is regularly updated and has been used for teaching our residents and fellows in the body imaging lecture series. Dr. Puneet Bhargava has used the content of this material in a CME lecture (University of Washington Radiology Review Course).

Citation

Bhargava P, Seyal A, Lall C, et al. Management of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer: a curriculum based on american thyroid association guidelines with Bethesda system of reporting thyroid cytopathology correlation. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2013;9:9512. http://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9512

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Educational Objectives

  1. Review of the clinical and ultrasound features of thyroid nodules followed by recommendations regarding fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC).
  2. Brief review of salient recommendations for management of differentiated thyroid cancer and role of radioiodine remnant ablation in its management.
  3. Carefully selected 20 thyroid nodules are presented in a quiz format. Their management is discussed according to the recommendations made by American Thyroid Association.

Keywords

  • Thyroid Nodule, Nodules, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Neoplasms, Curriculum, Guidelines, Standards, American Thyroid Association

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