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what do colors mean in 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 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
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 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
23 years experience Radiology
May need follow up: The data says that without a dominant mass, nodules less than 2.5 cm are rarely of concern. The thyroid frequently forms nodules, most of which are ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Inflammation: It sounds like the thyroid gland is normal except for inflammation.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: Usually means nothing. Ask your doc about thyroid function testing.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Thyroid Ultrasound: I am a proponent of following up with the doctor who ordered your study to get an interpretation. My reasoning is one, they know why it was ordered, ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Why having scan?: Slightly heterogenous hypo echoic thyroid can represent Graves disease (idiopathic hyperthyroidism. However increase heterogeneity may be seen in thyr ... 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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