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what does a colorful thyroid ultrasound image mean?

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Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
Radiology 22 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 color, which would have been mentioned in the report.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what the thyroid ultrasound sees?

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Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
Endocrinology 25 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 assess for enlargement or shrinkage), the thyroid texture (for autoimmune or inflammatory diseases that cause heterogeneity), presence of lumps (nodules that may be benign or cancerous), and the amount of blood flow (increase in certain conditions).
A 41-year-old member asked:

Why would a doctor make me get a thyroid ultrasound?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Examination: The thyroid ultrasound can see if you have any abnormal growths in the thyroid such as cysts or tumors. Often, patients who have trouble swallowing, or voice problems, or an abnormal lump on physical examination will undergo thyroid ultrasound.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What are they looking for on a ?Thyroid ultrasound examination please?

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology 24 years experience
Thyroid ultrasound: May show cysts, solid masses, lymph nodes, blood vessels.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: thyroid ultrasound?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 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 for nodules, cysts , other conditions in thyroid gland.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What does hypo mean on thyroid ultrasound?

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Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 20 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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