In the US, there is an ongoing national dialogue about avoiding unnecessary medical tests, with the Choosing Wisely campaign recommending against ordering thyroid ultrasonographic examinations for abnormal thyroid function test results.1,2 However, despite this national dialogue, little is known about physician-reported use of thyroid ultrasonography, a known driver of thyroid cancer incidence.3,4
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Chen DW, Reyes-Gastelum D, Radhakrishnan A, Hamilton AS, Ward KC, Haymart MR. Physician-Reported Misuse of Thyroid Ultrasonography. JAMA Surg. 2020;155(10):984–986. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2507
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