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ea0028p352 | Thyroid | SFEBES2012

Direct access thyroid ultrasound for general practice - clinical indications and frequency of thyroid function assessment prior to making request

Raja Omair , Odedra Bhim , Gunganah Kirun , Druce Maralyn , Richards Polly

Introduction and Objectives: Guidelines are available for the investigation of thyroid nodules. These include a general agreement that patients with abnormal thyroid function tests (TFTs) do not need routine ultrasound (US) assessment. Thyroid US is a common imaging request made by General Practitioners (GPs). This audit was devised to determine the range of clinical indications for GP thyroid US and the frequency with which TFTs are assessed by the GP prior to requesting the ...