i had a ultrasound on my thyroid and im not understanding the report and my doctor didnt explain it well to me it reported that there is a large heterogeneously echogenic mass which appears to be predominantly solid and demostrates fairly substantial vascularity on color flow doppler ultrasound. it measures about 1.9x2.2x3.1 cm in dimension.
Impression: Vascular heterogeneously echogenic predominantly solid appearing mass in the right lobe of the thyroid.
This needs to have a biopsy. 90% of nodules are benign, but most nodules >1cm needs biopsy, particulary with the increase vascularity (blood flow). I-123 nuclear scanning is NOT indicated (unless the TSH blood test is low).
my blood test came back normal my doctor said on the ultrasound they couldn't tell if it was a nodule or not they could only see that it was a large solid mass he said it maybe a goiter so hes having me have a nucular scan
You should see a thyroid (endocrinologist) expert who does their own ultrasounds. A biopsy is ultimately likely needed. The I-123 scan is not likely to add much -- even if "normal" would recommend pursuing further evaluation by a specialist.
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