Author(s): Hall SF, Walker H, Siemens R, Schneeberg A
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Abstract BACKGROUND: It has been proposed that the increasing incidence of thyroid cancer is due to increasing detection. METHODS: Using administrative data, we compare by year from 1993 to 2006, the rates of diagnostic imaging tests of the neck (computed axial tomography--CT, magnetic resonance imaging--MRI, and non-obstetrical ultrasound--US) to the incidence of thyroid cancer for the population of the Province of Ontario Canada. RESULTS: Women and men have different rates of tests, and those rates reflect the rates of new diagnoses of thyroid cancer. CONCLUSIONS: The rising incidence of thyroid disease in women is associated with increasing numbers of diagnostic imaging tests.
This article was published in World J Surg
and referenced in Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy