Aim: To evaluate the effective spread of image-guided thermal ablation in thyroid gland and to characterize its current perceptions among European interventional radiologists. Materials and methods: A questionnaire with 29 multiple choice questions about thyroid ablation was sent as an E-blast to 4752 CIRSE members. Only those who completed the survey in all its parts were included in the study. Results: 242/4752 (5.09%) participants (212 males and 30 females) completed and submitted the survey. A total of 160 subjects (66.1%) were familiar with any image-guided thermal ablations, but only 63 (26% of total population) usually perform thermal ablation for thyroid gland. Only 19.5% of the interviewed sample treats micropapillary thyroid tumours and the vast majority routinely uses radiofrequency ablation (84.4%). Conclusion: There is a significant mismatch between thyroid ablation as reported by the literature and the relatively low percentage of interventional radiology actively performing such procedure in Europe. A considerable effort is required by the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe to fill this lack.

Present Status of Thyroid Ablation in Europe: An International Survey among the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) Members / G. Mauri, L. Monfardini, E. Lucertini, R.L. Cazzato, P. Pereira, F. Orsi, L.M. Sconfienza. - In: CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY. - ISSN 0174-1551. - 45:9(2022 Sep), pp. 1385-1390. [10.1007/s00270-022-03231-x]

Present Status of Thyroid Ablation in Europe: An International Survey among the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) Members

G. Mauri
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L.M. Sconfienza
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2022

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Aim: To evaluate the effective spread of image-guided thermal ablation in thyroid gland and to characterize its current perceptions among European interventional radiologists. Materials and methods: A questionnaire with 29 multiple choice questions about thyroid ablation was sent as an E-blast to 4752 CIRSE members. Only those who completed the survey in all its parts were included in the study. Results: 242/4752 (5.09%) participants (212 males and 30 females) completed and submitted the survey. A total of 160 subjects (66.1%) were familiar with any image-guided thermal ablations, but only 63 (26% of total population) usually perform thermal ablation for thyroid gland. Only 19.5% of the interviewed sample treats micropapillary thyroid tumours and the vast majority routinely uses radiofrequency ablation (84.4%). Conclusion: There is a significant mismatch between thyroid ablation as reported by the literature and the relatively low percentage of interventional radiology actively performing such procedure in Europe. A considerable effort is required by the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe to fill this lack.
Ablation; Laser; Microwave; Radiofrequency; Survey; Thyroid
Settore MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia
9-ago-2022
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