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No: SUV has no bearing on the aggressiveness of the cancer. It is a relative measure of the glucose metabolism. In fact, some very aggressive tumors have no FDG uptake at all. Some benign conditions like infection can have high uptake. The standard uptake value depends on many factors like patient body size and serum glucose level and the normal uptake in the tissue surrounding the target lesion. ...Read more
Tsh level 5.58, no symptoms, u/s found 1cm subtle hypoechoic nodule w/increased peripheral vascularity. Pcp ordered rai uptake scan before fna. Why?
I have no idea: Hi. It's not a hyperactive nodule...we know that from the TSH. I'd go straight to an FNA. The scan will show a "cold" nodule, which we already know it is, and will not help differentiate benign from cancer. FNA cytology (hopefully with gene testing) is all you need at this point. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
thyroid u/s showed mildly heterogeneous echotexture of thyroid glan mild cervical lymphadenopathy small hypoechoic nodule rep parathyroid adenoma ?
GoBackToThePetBox: At your age the thymus is considered a residual organ, kind of like your appendix.Now,there are some theories as to its function later in life (an immune function or whatever),but overall it just sits there.Of course,it's made of living tissue so there will be some"activity"in it & rarely,can develop a tumor or infection.But in your case who knows?The people who ordered the test in the first place ...Read more
Inactive sarcoid dx.-12mm subcar. Lymph-1cm bil. Hilar. 1yr CT shows subc. Node is 1.5cm-rt bil. Hilar is 1.7cm, -left hilar is1.3cm. Active sarcoid?
Meaning? 1.1 cm soft tissue density and hypermetabolic activity in deep rt parotid gland, SUV peak 3.7.
HYPERMETABOLIC MASS: The fact that you have this information reveals that you have had a study (or someone else has). The meaning of this test is that there is a mass that is very active metabolically--it uses a lot of energy--. This could be a hyperactive portion of the parotid gland or possibly a malignancy. It certainly needs to be followed and hopefully whoever ordered the test will follow up on it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
14mmx8mmx13 mm smooth bordered pleural based nodule anterior left upper lobe demonstrates intermediate grade activity. SUV max 1.3g/ml. Treatment?
Time: The nodule should be watched carefully. If you are a smoker then may need much closer workup. If you have cancer you then may need a closer workup. If this has been there then tincture of time may be the answer. Get an opinion from a lung doctor as to the best way to work this up from here. Best wishes ...Read more
Many rt. Paratracheal/mediastinal, bilateral hilar nodes consistent w/metastasis. Right subcarinal metastatic node mass 3cm. Max suv 9.1. Lung cancer?
Needs Biopsy: Is there a known primary cancer? If not, you will need a biopsy of one of the nodes. Your doctor may suggest a mediastinoscopy and biopsy to get a tissue specimen. There are other causes of mediastinal node enlargement such as infection and sarcoidosis so it is important to make a definite diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Lobulated versus 2 adjacent nodes in small bowel mesenterary, increased pet scan activity,slighlty neurotic, hypoechoic,1.3cm,reactive..any thoughts?
Low TSH Borderline low T4 normal t3 (liothyronine). Thyroid uptake scan..low uptake noted w\o nodules. Radiologist said HYPOTHYROIDISM?! All other possible test norm
Need follow-up: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, there is inconsistency in your results. Both TSH and T4 being low does not add up. You may need to repeat the lab tests, not necessarily the scan, in about 6 months to see what direction these results are going in. ...Read more
Norm. tsh, pth 103, tpo ab 839, calcium 383, abnormal thyroid/para-heterogeneous parenchymal echotexture-thyroid,no nodule,ill defined hypoecoic lesion posterior to rt thyroid lobe,ill def para nodule?
Clarify: Hi. Your PTH is high and MEN-1 in the family. That calcium makes no sense unless it's a 24-hour urine calcium, in which case it's high. What's your serum calcium? Your thyroid autoantibodies are high, and your thyroid function is normal. MEN-1 is not assoc. with autoimmune thyroid disease, so that looks like maybe an unrelated finding. Most MEN-1 patients get primary hyperparathyroidism before 57 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Zero: The lowest suv (standardized uptake value - a semiquantitative measure of metabolism) is zero. The maximum suv in a region of interest is called suv max. Generally, if the lung nodule is less than an suv max of 1, it is likely benign. However, there are plenty of non malignant diseases that can have increased FDG uptake, such as healing fungal lung infections, called granulomas. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diffuse uptake icreased bone marrow uptake, likely to reflect reactive marrow hyperplasia is this normal?
Depends: Much more info is needed. Why was the scan done? What medical conditions exist? Talk to the doctor who ordered it. Best wishes. ...Read more
Thyroid ultrasound show mild diffused parenchymal hyper vasuclarity.3mm hyperechoic nodule in the lateral aspect in the left lobe thyroid normal > tsh?
Possibly thyroiditis: Hypervascularity is a typical finding in people with underlying autoimmune thyroiditis (hashimoto's or graves disease). The 3 mm nodule is likely of no significance and can be watched. You need to know your TSH level. Getting thyroid antibodies (thyroid peroxidase, thyroglobulin antibodies) would be helpful in making a diagnosis. ...Read more
Nodules- thyroid us:Superior hypoechoic vascular nodule 7x6x5 mm.Mid lobe hypoechoic nodule 3x4x2 mm. Sup vascular nodule measuring 10x8x5. Worries?
Single hot 1 CM nodule on thyroid scan with normal thyroid blood panels & uptake. Chances of malignancy?
Not likely: "hot" nodules are rarely cancer and most often represent benign follicular adenomas. These are also known as "autonomous" nodules because they make thyroid hormone but don't respond to the body's normal signals telling them when to stop making the hormone. The vast majority of thyroid cancer nodules are "cold" on a thyroid scan. ...Read more
Small thyroid, heterogenous in echotexture. no mass. ? small nodularity inferior lobe. RT nodule or heterogeneity gland. need interpretation
May need follow up : The provider who ordered the study should have been able to explain the findings to you and whether or not you need any follow up. There is a possibillity you may need a follow up test that looks at whether the areas of nodularity are active hormone producing tissue or whether they are cold spots in the thyroid. Cold spots often have to be looked at in more detail. ...Read more