Thyroid Ultrasound? You don’t have an indication? Just say No.

Thyroid Ultrasound? You don’t have an indication? Just say No.

Thyroid Ultrasound?  You don’t have an indication? Just say No.

 Thyroid Ultrasound?  You don’t have an indication?            Just say No.

What are the indications?

  1. nodule or goiter
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  3. Screening ultrasound by GP found this micronodule.
  4. Patient  with no indications had a biopsy and surgery
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  7. Family history of thyroid
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  9. Family history of autoimmune thyroid disease. Graves’ or Hashimoto’s
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  11. Hypothyroid without prior surgery or radiation ( most likely Hashimoto’s ).
  12. Hyperthyroid
  13. Palpable neck lymph nodes
  14. High Calcium hyperparathyroidism for localization.
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  16. Neck mass near the thyroid: Congenital neck cysts
  17. Thyroglassal duct cyst or Bronchial cleft cyst

20. Positive PET/CT  uptake in the thyroid incidentally found with other cancer studies

21. Ultrasound of Carotid: incidental thyroid nodule found.

22.Endocrinologist opinion an thyroid ultrasound is needed.

23. Thyroid cancer evaluation before and after surgery including neck lymph nodes.

 
If you have a doubt about agreeing to have an ultrasound and you think you really doubt ave a reason for one get an opinion before you go down that rabbit hole leading to surgery.
Call me at 310-393-8860 or emaol thyroid.manager@protonmail.com for an evalyutation.
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