Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy

Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-7948

Jay Bronner

Department of Radiology, North-western University, Kellogg School of Management, 2211 Campus Dr, Evanston, IL 60208, United States

  • Research Article   
    Impact of Report Recommendation on Follow-up Ultrasound Studies in the Work-Up of Incidental Thyroid Nodules
    Author(s): Dennis Wulfeck*, Jay Bronner, Thomas Jay Crawford, Madison Kocher and Kit Simpson

    The workup of Incidental Thyroid Nodules (ITNs) is costly for both patient and the associated health care system, and there have been no studies to date demonstrating the value of building a best practice model for ITN evaluation. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the impact of adding the following statement to a Computed Tomography (CT) report when an ITN has been discovered: “No further follow up is indicated for the ITN”. A tertiary multicentre clinical decision analysis study was performed where the primary outcome measured was the adherence to the best practice of including the statement when indicated. Data was collected from eight radiology practices for a preintervention six-month period from February to July 2015 including 1936 CT scans, and a post-intervention period from July to December 2015 including 2121 CT scans. Nodules were reported according to best.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-7948.22.11.265

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