Fukushima Thyroid Examination Fact Sheet: September 2017 (Long Version)

Fukushima Thyroid Examination Fact Sheet:  September 2017
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Note: A shorter version of this fact sheet has been e-published on the website of Kagaku by the Iwanami Publishers. It can be downloaded from this link. Citation in AMA style is as follows: Hiranuma Y. Fukushima thyroid examination fact sheet: September 2017. Kagaku. 2017;87(9):e0001-e0011.

This fact sheet reviews the current status of the Thyroid Ultrasound Examination (TUE) in Fukushima Prefecture. In its seventh year, all the data and information from the TUE have become quite large and complex. Drawing from official meetings, documents, data and publications—some available only in Japanese, some only in English, this fact sheet is intended to act as an English overview.
Introduction On October 9, 2011, Fukushima Prefecture began the TUE on about 360,000 residents who were age 18 or younger at the time of the March 11, 2011 Fukus…
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