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What do they do to scan my thyroid nodule?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
5 doctors agree
In brief: It's an ultrasound
The best test is a thyroid u/s.
They put some gel over your neck and place a wand on top of the gel and move it around your neck. Painless procedure.

In brief: It's an ultrasound
The best test is a thyroid u/s.
They put some gel over your neck and place a wand on top of the gel and move it around your neck. Painless procedure.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Two types
Usually an ultrasound is done as described by others above, but if your thyroid is over active a nuclear scan may be done.
For that, you are given a capsule of iodine, then you are asked to return so they can take a picture of the thyroid and see where the iodine concentrates.

In brief: Two types
Usually an ultrasound is done as described by others above, but if your thyroid is over active a nuclear scan may be done.
For that, you are given a capsule of iodine, then you are asked to return so they can take a picture of the thyroid and see where the iodine concentrates.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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