Ultrasound Overuse May Lead to Harm in Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer

November 21, 2018
Gregory M. Weiss, MD

Authors of a new study have found that widespread use of ultrasound increases the diagnosis of low-risk thyroid cancers and may lead to harm following thyroid surgery. 

Megan Haymart, MD, and colleagues at the University of Michigan have discovered that while widespread use of ultrasound increased the diagnosis of low-risk thyroid cancers, it may lead to harm following thyroid surgery. Click through the slides below for details on their study and take home points for clinical practice.