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Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
No: This is not required.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Piotr Obara
14 years experience Radiology
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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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Pretty good: The thyroid ultrasound does not directly tell you if you have cancer. The ultrasound identifies suspicious areas of the thyroid. Then, if the areas a ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Not: Shows features of the nodules. Need biopsy to see if cancerous. Easy test. I perform hundreds of these biopsies a year.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Pederson
27 years experience General Surgery
Darker than normal: Ultrasound shows differences in density of thyroid nodules. They many times seem darkerthan normal thyoid tissue. Sometimes you can see increased amou ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Peirce
Specializes in Radiology
Normal lymph node: Normal lymph nodes in the neck are 10 mm or less in axial diameter. We would expect to find lymph nodes this size under normal circumstances.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
The safest thing: To do with pathologically proven benign nodules that demonstrate that kind of interval growth is repeat fna biopsy. The procedure has a very low compl ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Don’t think so: It’s difficult to give advice here because I don’t understand why you are doing serial thyroid ultrasound examinations. Maybe your doctor has a reason ... Read More
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 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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