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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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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what the thyroid ultrasound sees?

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Dr. James Chu
Endocrinology 26 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:

Can you tell me more about the thyroid?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
Easy to test for: Hi. Thyroid is a key regulator of function in multiple organ systems (CNS, cardiovascular, GI, musculoskeletal, etc). Problems of thyroid function are the easiest things to test for and treat in all of endocrinology. See your doctor and get tested. Then you'll know if your thyroid's OK. Non-function problems are tumors (benign, malignant, or thyroid hormone-producing). They need evaluation.

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