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Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration

This procedure has traditionally been done during the regular endocrine clinic sessions.

FNA-only clinic sessions began sporadically in 2008 and currently those sessions are every other week. FNA volume has increased from 11 in 2006 to 108 in 2011. Performing this procedure in endocrine clinic rather than radiology allows for more coordinated thyroid nodule care for the patient and currently provides the primary source of thyroid FNA training for our endocrine fellows.