Thyroid Ultrasound Examination: Outline (1/3)
Ascertaining the current thyroid status of the relevant group of people even though radiation effects are unlikely to be detected is very important for promoting their health for the long term. Therefore, the Thyroid Ultrasound Examination was conducted for all children in Fukushima Prefecture after the accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)'s Fukushima Daiichi NPS over a period of approximately two and a half years from October 2011 (Preliminary Baseline Survey).
Then, in FY2014, the coverage was expanded to include those born from April 2, 2011, to April 1, 2012, and the Full-scale Survey was conducted as the second examination.
From the third examination onward, the targeted people receive examinations once every two years until they become 20 years old and once every five years thereafter.
- Included in this reference material on March 31, 2013
- Updated on March 31, 2021