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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Saw dr last week for pain and swelling on right side of neck. Had ultrasound of thyroid- came back normal. No nodules. What else could be causing it?

Saw dr last week for pain and swelling on right side of neck. Had ultrasound of thyroid- came back normal. No nodules. What else could be causing it?

Other structures . : It be a problem in the other structures of the neck ie muscles , lymph nodes etc . If the swelling persists . You need cat scan of the neck. ...Read more

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I just got the results from my thyroid ultrasound and it says that both lobes have an atypical cyst with small calcifications should I be concerned?

I just got the results from my thyroid ultrasound and it says that both lobes have an atypical cyst with small calcifications should I be concerned?

Need evaluation: You should be seen by a thyroid specialist who can review the ultrasound; if there are worrisome features, a simple "fine needle aspiration" biopsy can be done in the office with a very thin needle. In most cases this will tell whether the nodule requires further treatment. ...Read more

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Can a Thyroid ultrasound miss cancer? I had one that was normal a week ago but pcp says one side is enlarged. Abnormal TSH normal free t3t4 confused?

Can a Thyroid ultrasound miss cancer? I had one that was normal a week ago but pcp says one side is enlarged. Abnormal TSH normal free t3t4 confused?

Yes: A CRI and or nuclear scan are much more reliable for the detection of small tumors; however, for general screening, the ultrasound will certainly suffice. Please obtain an endocrinology evaluation for "abnormal TSH ( high or low???) ...Read more

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Can you tell me what the thyroid ultrasound sees?

Can you tell me what the thyroid ultrasound sees?

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). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: thyroid ultrasound?

What is the definition or description of: thyroid ultrasound?

Sound waves not xray: A thyroid ultrasound uses sound waves rather than x rays to take a picture of the thyroid gland, blood vessels and lymph nodes in the neck. It is an excellent test to distinguish if a thyroid "nodule" is solid or fluid-filled ( a cyst). ...Read more

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What does a colorful thyroid ultrasound image mean?

What does a colorful thyroid ultrasound image mean?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more