Recommendation ID

Further research should report details of patient selection, nodule size and position, and whether the nodule is cystic.

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

The evidence on the safety of high-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic benign thyroid nodules raises no major safety concerns, however the current evidence on its efficacy is limited in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent, and audit or research.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
High-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic benign thyroid nodules
Date issued
February 2019

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 28/02/2019