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Fine needle biopsy is a safe, effective, and easy way to determine if a nodule is cancerous. Thyroid cancers typically present as a dominant solitary nodule that can be felt by the patient or even seen as a lump in the neck by his/her family and friends. This is illustrated in the picture above. As pointed out on our page introducing thyroid ...


Thyroid nodules are solid or fluid-filled lumps that form within your thyroid, a small gland located at the base of your neck, just above your breastbone. The great majority of thyroid nodules aren't serious and don't cause symptoms. Thyroid cancer accounts for only a small percentage of thyroid nodules.


Ultrasound can help identify suspicious nodules since some ultrasound characteristics of thyroid nodules are more frequent in thyroid cancer than in noncancerous nodules. Thyroid ultrasound can identify nodules that are too small to feel during a physical examination.


To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of a new ultrasound (US) classification system for differentiating between benign and malignant solid thyroid nodules. In this study, we enrolled 191 consecutive patients who received real-time US and subsequent US diagnoses for solid thyroid nodules, and ...


Thyroid nodules are common and occur in up to 50% of the adult population; however, less than 7% of thyroid nodules are malignant. High-resolution ultrasonography (US) is commonly used to evaluate the thyroid gland, but US is frequently misperceived as unhelpful for identifying features that distinguish benign from malignant nodules.


Background High-resolution real-time ultrasonography (US) can detect characteristics of thyroid nodules, but the US differentiation between malignant nodules and benign nodules is not well described. Hypothesis Ultrasonography is useful for predicting malignancy of thyroid nodules.


Ultrasound imaging is a principal tool for selecting thyroid nodules for FNA biopsy in order to determine whether a nodule is benign or malignant. Choosing which nodules are worthy of biopsy based on ultrasound characteristics is especially important, and there is a vast literature on this topic. The purpose of this study was to identify the ultrasound imaging characteristics associated with ...


Thyroid cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the thyroid gland. Cancer starts when cells begin to grow out of control. (To learn more about how cancers start and spread, see What Is Cancer?. The thyroid gland makes hormones that help regulate your metabolism, heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature.


Continued. About 90% of thyroid nodules are benign (non-cancerous). If you notice one, have your doctor check it. He’ll do a physical exam and might order one of the following tests to find out ...


It is felt that some thyroid nodules may turn into thyroid cancer over a long period of time (years to decades) and this is why thyroid nodules are monitored so closely. So how do you know if your thyroid nodule is benign or dangerous? By looking at the characteristics of the thyroid nodule with ultrasound (5) and on physical exam.