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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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Sir i have an ultrasound findings saying i have A Diffuse Paranchymal Thyroid lobe disease,bilateral with subcentimeter cyst within the enlarged right?

Sir i have an ultrasound findings saying i have A Diffuse Paranchymal Thyroid lobe disease,bilateral with subcentimeter cyst within the enlarged right?

The next step: is aspiration needle biopsy of the thyroid parenchyma and cyst. If you have high thyroid activity, then a nuclear medicine scan may be done before biopsy, to avoid further release of thyroid hormones into the blood stream. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I'm going to school for ultrasound. We were practicing thyroid protocol and my teacher said I have a cyst. Should I be concerned?

I'm going to school for ultrasound. We were practicing thyroid protocol and my teacher said I have a cyst. Should I be concerned?

Probably not. : If single and small there should be no worry. This should however be evaluated by your pcp/endocrinologist, with an ultrasound interpreted by a radiologist. Although a cyst is commonly benign, findings within the cyst may warrant further evaluation. If a cyst becomes large and impinges upon surrounding structures, some surgeons may decide to remove it. ...Read more

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Heterogeneous thyroid, my ultrasound stated that diffusely heterogeneous thyroid with no discrete cystic or solid nodule identified.

Heterogeneous thyroid, my ultrasound stated that diffusely heterogeneous thyroid with no discrete cystic or solid nodule identified.

May be autoimmune: Heterogeneous thyroid on ultrasound refers to a thyroid that looks mottled with both dark and light areas throughout. This is a typical finding in people with autoimmune thyroid disease such as hashimoto's thyroiditis or grave's disease. It sounds like there is nothing suspicious that would require biopsy. ...Read more

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I had ultrasound done on my thyroid. Nurse said that I have a 3.8cm mass , she also said cyst but isn't sure hypo eccentric. Could it be cancer?

I had ultrasound done on my thyroid. Nurse said that I have a 3.8cm mass , she also said cyst but isn't sure hypo eccentric. Could it be cancer?

Wait: And get the final findings from the radiologist, not the nurse or technician doing the ultrasound. Confirm the size is in cm and not mm. Thyroid cysts are generally benign. See your doctor who ordered the test to follow up with the final radiologist's report ; their recommendations for possible treatments. ...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?

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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I have a solid and cystic thyroid nodule (.9 x .7 x .5 cm). how long is normal to wait before a follow up ultrasound?

I have a  solid and cystic thyroid nodule (.9 x .7 x .5 cm). how long is normal to wait before a follow up ultrasound?

Thyroidologist: Your thyroidologist, endocrinologist, or thyroid surgeon is best qualified to answer this question. He or she ,who has examined and evaluated you, would sit down with the radiologist who interpreted your ultrasound and determine the best interval between your ultrasound and the next one and whether a needle biopsy is advisable at that time ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


Dr. Patricia Foster
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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