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indications for thyroid ultrasound

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
20 years experience Endocrinology
Hypoechoic: Hypo in ultrasound refers to hypoechoic -- meaning low density. The signicance varies by the rest of the description of the ultrasound.
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
No: This is not required.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
25 years experience Endocrinology
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hassan Arshad
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
52 years experience Endocrinology
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
24 years experience Radiology
Thyroid ultrasound: May show cysts, solid masses, lymph nodes, blood vessels.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alejandra de Alba Razo
Specializes in General Practice
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.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
22 years experience Radiology
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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Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vessels: color sonograms or dopplers usually designate blood flow to a particular area
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
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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