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Thyroid nodules -should patient know? Us features microcalcifications, shape, hypoechogenicity, type III color power doppler do doctors look carefully?

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In brief: Thyroid nodules

Many people have thyroid nodules.
Most are benign. There are many features that a radiologist will look for in thyroid nodules to help determine if further evaluation is needed. The most important features are calcification, taller than wide nodules and irregular microlobulations. If need be a fna or core biopsy can be preformed.

In brief: Thyroid nodules

Many people have thyroid nodules.
Most are benign. There are many features that a radiologist will look for in thyroid nodules to help determine if further evaluation is needed. The most important features are calcification, taller than wide nodules and irregular microlobulations. If need be a fna or core biopsy can be preformed.
Dr. Joseph Maklansky
Dr. Joseph Maklansky
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In brief: Details

When having an ultrasound evaluation of the thyroid, any nodules that are found should be characterized in detail containing references to the its features as you mentioned.
The majority of solid thyroid nodules are benign adenomas and no particular characteristic is diagnositic of a malignancy. However, certain findings may be seen in malignancy and therefore prompt a biopsy.

In brief: Details

When having an ultrasound evaluation of the thyroid, any nodules that are found should be characterized in detail containing references to the its features as you mentioned.
The majority of solid thyroid nodules are benign adenomas and no particular characteristic is diagnositic of a malignancy. However, certain findings may be seen in malignancy and therefore prompt a biopsy.
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics
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In brief: Ultrasonography

That is what we check in the thyroid when do an ultrasound, usually the radiologists is aware of the signs of possible bad rumors and if they see that on ultrasound they will recommend a needle biopsy to look for cancer.

In brief: Ultrasonography

That is what we check in the thyroid when do an ultrasound, usually the radiologists is aware of the signs of possible bad rumors and if they see that on ultrasound they will recommend a needle biopsy to look for cancer.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology

In brief: Yes

Doctors examine all of these aspects of thyroid nodules and they would usually be included in the report.

In brief: Yes

Doctors examine all of these aspects of thyroid nodules and they would usually be included in the report.
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
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