J Korean Soc Ultrasound Med.  2013 Jun;32(2):95-102.

Core Needle Biopsy of Thyroid Nodules: Consensus Statement and Recommendations

  • 1Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Korea.
  • 2Department of Radiology, Human Medical Imaging & Intervention Center, Korea. nndgna@gmail.com
  • 3Department of Radiology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea.
  • 4Department of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea.
  • 5Department of Radiology and Thyroid Center, Daerim St. Mary's Hospital, Korea.
  • 6Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Korea.
  • 7Department of Radiology, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Hanyang University Hospital, Korea.
  • 8Department of Radiology, Sharing and Happiness Hospital, Korea.
  • 9Department of Radiology, Withsim Clinic, Korea.
  • 10Department of Radiology, UNMEC Clinic, Korea.
  • 11Department of Radiology, Myung Jindan Health Care Center, Korea.
  • 12Department of Radiology, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Korea.
  • 13Department of Radiology, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Korea.
  • 14Department of Radiology, Dong-A University Medical Center, Korea.


Core needle biopsy is a complementary diagnostic method of fine needle aspiration for patients with thyroid nodules. The Task Force Committee of the Korean Society of Thyroid Radiology has developed recommendations for diagnosis of thyroid nodules and recurrent thyroid cancers using core needle biopsy. These recommendations are based on evidence from the current literature and expert consensus.


Core needle biopsy; Thyroid; Thyroid nodule; Thyroid ultrasound (US); Fine needle aspiration biopsy

MeSH Terms

Advisory Committees
Biopsy, Fine-Needle
Biopsy, Large-Core Needle
Thyroid Gland
Thyroid Nodule
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