- Recommendation ID
Further research should report details of patient selection, nodule size and position, and whether the nodule is cystic.
- Any explanatory notes
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
|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|