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what does ultrasound - thyroid tell you?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Structure: It's an imaging study to look at the structure of the thyroid gland. It tells you the texture (smooth, lumpy...), amount of blood flow, whether or not there is a growth/tumor on the thyroid, whether or not the growth is full of liquid, completely solid or mixture of both and how big the growth is...

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