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History of Korean Society of Thyroid Radiology
Int J Thyroidol 2018;11(1):11-14
Published online May 30, 2018;
© 2018 Korean Thyroid Association.

Dong Gyu Na1 and Jung Hwan Baek2

Department of Radiology, Gangneung Asan Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine1, Gangneung, Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine2, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Dong Gyu Na, MD, PhD, Department of Radiology, Gangneung Asan Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 38 Bangdong-gil, Sacheon-myeon, Gangneung 25440, Korea
Tel: 82-33-610-4310, Fax: 82-33-610-3490, E-mail:
Received March 29, 2018; Accepted May 8, 2018.
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The Korean Society of Thyroid Radiology (KSThR) was founded as an affiliated subspecialty society of Korean Society of Radiology in 2010. The KSThR was originated from the thyroid radiology research committee which had started within the Korean Society of Neuroradiology in 2005. In the beginning, the research committee was organized to make a clinical guideline for ultrasonography (US) diagnosis and US-guided biopsy of thyroid nodules to cope with the rapidly increasing role of US imaging and the increasing burden of US-guided biopsy for thyroid nodules in the early 2000s. The KSThR proposed a subspecialty of thyroid radiology which is a medical subspecialty dealing with the imaging-based diagnosis and interventional treatment of thyroid disease. The KSThR has made an effort to make an advance in the research of thyroid imaging and intervention, which could provide scientific evidences for imaging-based management of nodular thyroid disease and thyroid cancers. The KSThR has published clinical guidelines of diagnostic imaging and interventional management of thyroid nodules, which included the US diagnosis and imaging-based management, fine-needle aspiration, core needle biopsy, and radiofrequency ablation therapy in thyroid nodules. The KSThR has a mission to play a leading role in the research and clinical practice of imaging-based management of thyroid disease, and the KSThR will make an advance in collaboration with Korean Thyroid Association.
Keywords : Radiology, History, Diagnostic Imaging, Ultrasonography, Thyroid diseases

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