Incidental Thyroid Nodules on Imaging: Relevance and Management
Radiol Clin North Am . 2021 Jul;59(4):525-533. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2021.03.004.
Kedar G Sharbidre, Mark E Lockhart, Franklin N Tessler
Incidental thyroid nodules (ITNs) are commonly detected on imaging examinations performed for other reasons, particularly computed tomography (CT) (and now PET-CT and even PET-MR imaging), MR imaging, and sonography, primarily a consequence of the increasing sensitivity of these diagnostic modalities. Appropriate management of ITNs is crucial to avoid the cost and medical consequences of unnecessary workups.
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