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How to read thyroid ultrasound

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Hypoechoic: Hypo in ultrasound refers to hypoechoic -- meaning low density. The signicance varies by the rest of the description of the ultrasound.
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Fewer echoes on US: Hypoechoic describes the appearance of a nodule on ultrasound (us). It refers to a nodule that reflects back fewer sound waves compared to the normal... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Anatomy of thyroid: The ultrasound is a technique using sound waves to look inside the body. The thyroid ultrasound exam specifically measure the thyroid gland size (to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hassan Arshad
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 18 years experience
Talk to your doctor: It's best to talk to the doctor that ordered the ultrasound. Only he/she knows your history and can put the results in context with your situation.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Simple test...: That puts a device on skin over neck, bounces radio waves into tissues in neck to take echo-pictures of thyroid no needles, no pain, looking f... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology 26 years experience
Thyroid ultrasound: May show cysts, solid masses, lymph nodes, blood vessels.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alejandra de Alba Razo
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Thyroid size : The normal thyroid weighs approximately 15 to 25 g, with each lobe 4 to 6 cm in length and 1.3 to 1.8 cm in thickness.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
Radiology 24 years experience
Blood flow: Color on your thyroid ultrasound means that color doppler was applied and blood flow was detected. It is generally normal unless there is too much co... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vessels: color sonograms or dopplers usually designate blood flow to a particular area
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Wait 4 final report: Thyroid gland is normally asymmetric with the right lobe usually larger than the left lobe. Hashimotos disease may affext one side more than other. I ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Piotr Obara
Radiology 16 years experience
Lower neck: Most likely this is referring to nodes located in the lower part of your neck closer to the sternum and clavicles.
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