What do they do to scan my thyroid nodule?

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.
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.

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My uptake scan revealed thyroid nodules. What can I do?

Hot nodules? Hi. We need more information. I assume you're hyperthyroid and that's why the uptakes and scan were done. Scans can reveal "hot nodules" in an otherwise "cold" thyroid gland, indicative of autonomously hyper functioning nodule(s), or it can real "cold nodules" in an otherwise diffusely "hot" thyroid gland, indicative of a cold nodule in a Graves' gland. Were 6 and 24 hour uptakes normal or high? Read more...

I have a thyroid nodule. I've had blood work done an a ultrasound. The doc is a little worried now have to have a nuclear scan. Should I be worried?

Hyperthyroid? Hi. For your nodule, unless you're hyperthyroid, the nuclear medicine scan will tell you NOTHING your doc doesn't already know from looking at your TSH and free T4. Assuming you're NOT hyperthyroid, the scan will show a "cold" nodule, which we already know if your TSH is normal. You need a fine needle aspiration biopsy for cytology to see if it's cancer. That's it. Then proceed from there. Read more...
May be tumor. A solitary nodule in the thyroid always has the potential of being a malignancy or an adenoma that will eventually convert to Ca. If a scan is performed and the lesion is cold, biopsy is not inducated since a benign appearing lesion may really be cancerous if the capsule is invaded. It is recommended that such a lesion be resected by thyroidectomy. Read more...
Thyroid nodule. You should not be worried because it sounds like your doctor is doing everything proper and correctly to take care of you. . Read more...
Most thyroid benign. I-123 scans may reveal hot nodules which are benign > 95% of the time or cold nodules which are benign > 80% of the time. Depending on ultrasound appearance with calcifications, irregular border, growth or size > 1 cm, your physician may recommend a fine needle aspiration biopsy. Overall most thyroid nodules are benign however may be cancerous approximately 10-15% of the time. . Read more...
Not really. Sometime ultrasound exam of thyroid gland demonstrates nodules, solid or liquid.Nuclear medicine scan used to determine activity or functioning of nodule, decrease (hypo) or increased (hyper). Thyroid cancer accounts for a small percentage of thyroid nodules.Hot nodules are almost always noncancerous, but a few cold nodules are cancerous. Nodules larger than one cm usually are referred for biopsy. Read more...

A recent CT scan after a snowboarding accident mentions that I have "13mm left inferior thyroid nodule is hypodense". What does this mean?

More workup... Opinions vary, but... Especially for women, thyroid nodules are very common. These are sometimes familial or inherited. There is likely little to be worried about, but biopsy of nodules 8 or 10mm or larger is recommended. Definitely get checked out (ent, endocrinologist, etc.) with blood tests, ultrasound, and fna biopsy, but don't lose too much sleep over it! Read more...
Possibly colloid . Most commonly this is a benign thyroid nodule, such as a cyst or colloid nodule. Thyroid us may give better specificity but you should also consult your dr. / endocrinologist since all imaging needs to be placed in the proper patient context. Read more...
Probably benign. Most thyroid nodules are benign. You should have a thyroid ultrasound to further evaluate. If needed, ultrasound guided biopsy can also be performed. Read more...
Needs ultrasound . Likley nothing to worry (lot of people have nodules); need ultrasound thyroid to confirm. Read more...

You answered a question a while back about 2 thyroid nodules that were found last year. As 1 is lying too deep and near a Artery they were unsuccessful getting a clear sample using FNA. They are going monitor me 6 monthly intervals and do ultra sound scan

Probably benign. We are concerned when there is a solitary cold nodule of the thyroid. This usually represents an adenoma with a potential for malignant transformation. When there is more than one nodule this most likely is multinodular goiter. Aspiration is not always correct in terms of interpretation. If the scan does not show enlargement then on can probably wait with follow up scan. Read more...
Reasonable approach. Sounds like a reasonable approach. Be sure to get re-evaluated if the nodules change at all. Read more...