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Fukushima 49.17% thyroid deficiency in the 295 000 young people under 18 years examined between 2011 and 2014 …

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Findings of thyroid ultrasound examination within three years after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident: The Fukushima Health Management Survey
Childhood thyroid cancer is of great concern after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident. The baseline analytical data on thyroid ultrasound examination in children is quite important for future examination.
We analyzed the age and sex distribution of findings from the thyroid ultrasound examinations of children and adolescents in the Fukushima Health Management Survey (FHMS).
Design, Setting, and Participants
From October 2011 through March 2014, 294,905 participants aged 18 years or younger at the earthquake voluntarily had thyroid ultrasound examinations in the first round of the FHMS. A secondary confirmatory examination was performed in 2,032 subjects. Age- and sex-dependent prevalence and size of thyroid cysts, nodules, and caners were analyzed.
Main Outcome Measures
Age, sex, and size distribution of findings were analyzed.
Thyroid cysts, nodules, and cytologically suspected cancers were detected in 68,009, 1,415, and 38 subjects in males and 73,014, 2455, and 74 subjects in females, respectively. There was an age-dependent increase in the detection rate of thyroid nodules and cancer, but that of cysts reached a peak at 11–12 years. Sex affected the prevalence of thyroid nodules and cancers after the onset of puberty, but only a small difference was exhibited in that of cysts.
Findings of thyroid ultrasound examination within three years after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident: The Fukushima Health Management Survey
Hiroki Shimura Tomotaka Sobue Hideto Takahashi Seiji Yasumura Tetsuya Ohira Akira Ohtsuru Sanae Midorikawa Satoru Suzuki Toshihiko Fukushima Shinichi Suzuki

February 5, 2018 Posted by | Fukushima 2018 | , | Leave a comment

Next Thyroid Screening Scheduled at Tarachine Screening Center, Iwaki city on July 17, 2016


On Saturday June 25, 2016 Sun Life  gave thyroid screenings in Fukushima city. A lot of people, small children and adults came to be examined.

The attending physician was Nomune Yoshihiro, a professor from the Ota Integrated Medical Development Center of Shimane University School of Medicine.

The next thyroid screening is scheduled to be performed at Tarachine, Iwaki city on July 17 2016. To schedule an appointment, those who wish to be examined should please contact Tarachine Screening Center as soon as possible. Adults as well as children can be examined.

The screening test considers cysts, and also thyroid of a state other than nodules, divided as follows:

No findings = nothing particular seen.

Yes, some Findings = cysts or nodules were observed, (follow-up required).  It requires close examination by a specialist.


In addition A2 has been subdivided to three status:

A2-a Cysts that occur in the course of the A2-a anagen phase.
A2-b Anagen phase is not a reaction cyst.

A2-c Nodule (1mm ~ up to 5 mm)

The results of the echo image and the medical examination report are immediately available and given to you after the examination is finished.

Tarachine Screening Center

Onahamahanabatake-cho 11-3, Iwaki city, Fukushima Prefecture

Tel: 0246‐92‐2526

June 27, 2016 Posted by | Fukushima 2016 | , , | Leave a comment