Journal of Ultrasound (2018) 21:77–78 https://doi.org/10.1007/s40477-017-0278-x LE T TER TO THE EDITOR Urgent need to apply a common language in image‑guided thermal ablations 1 2 2 2 3 Giovanni Mauri · Anna Pisani Mainini · Cristian Monaco · Lorenzo Carlo Pescatori · Chiara De Angelis · 4,5 Luca Maria Sconfienza Received: 28 November 2017 / Accepted: 2 December 2017 / Published online: 8 January 2018 © Società Italiana di Ultrasonologia in Medicina e Biologia (SIUMB) 2018 Dear Sir, should stimulate the scientific community to more consist - ently apply the provided indications in their reporting of We thank Dr. Pacella for his letter , which pointed out criteria in scientific papers. some important limitations of our previous study . His Furthermore, image-guided interventions are facing clarifications are extremely important in providing a clearer a massive increase in the treatment of thyroid diseases, message to the readers. expanding the field of application to hyperfunctioning First of all, Pacella  highlights the lack of a precise nodules and malignant diseases [6–10]. Thus, it becomes definition and a homogeneous way of reporting complica - even more important to precisely apply common terminol- tions after thyroid ablations. Even though many efforts have ogy and reporting criteria to correctly report scientific evi - been made to
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