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Diagn Cytopathol. 2008 Jun;36(6):400-6. doi: 10.1002/dc.20828.

Training, credentialing and re-credentialing for the performance of a thyroid FNA: a synopsis of the National Cancer Institute Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration State of the Science Conference.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143-1785, USA. britt-marie.ljung@ucsf.edu

Abstract

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsored the NCI Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration (FNA) State of the Science Conference on October 22-23, 2007 in Bethesda, MD. The 2-day meeting was accompanied by a permanent informational website and several on-line discussion periods between May 1 and December 15, 2007 (http://thyroidfna.cancer.gov). This document summarizes matters regarding training for the performance of thyroid FNA via palpation; training for the performance of thyroid FNA via ultrasound imaging, and credentialing/re-credentialing for the performance of a thyroid FNA. (http://thyroidfna.cancer.gov/pages/info/agenda/)

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