Improving Access to Image-guided Procedures at an Integrated Rural Critical Access Hospital: Ultrasound-guided Thyroid Biopsy Program.
Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2017 Feb 16. Epub 2017 Feb 16.
Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Electronic address:
Purpose: Critical access hospitals face difficulty providing all services locally and may need to refer patients off-site for additional care. Providing on-site minimally invasive biopsies, may obviate visits to tertiary or quaternary care centers. This study aims to assess feasibility and outcomes of an ultrasound-guided thyroid biopsy program in a critical access hospital. Read More