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Can anaplastic thyroid cancer be found on ultrasound? is the nodule or appaerance solid, cystic or both. would the radiologist be able to tell?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jocelyn Tan
32 years experience
Final diagnosis: Sonography can give clues but the ultimate diagnosis of cancer of the thyroid depends on the results of a biopsy.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Tissue diagnosis: A diagnosis of anaplastic thyroid cancer would require removing part or whole of the lesion/nodule and examination by a pathologist. Radiology has not progressed enough in resolution to make this diagnosis.
Last updated Aug 13, 2020

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