How successful is this procedure?

The effectiveness if therapy is partially measured by nodule volume reduction as well as preservation of normal thyroid function. The international data for nodule reduction has been overwhelmingly favorable for nodule reduction during the immediate months after therapy. We aim for a 60% reduction in volume at 3 months and a 90% volume reduction in one year. The success of the ablation is determined by the amount of energy applied in each nodule as well as the precision of the delivery. Expertise in ultrasound guided therapies is therefore a requirement to perform these challenging procedures.

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