THYROID

THYROID
To evaluate scrotal abnormalities, including masses; pain or trauma; testicular torsion (twisting of the spermatic cord that contains blood vessels that supply the testes); an absent or undescended testicle; inflammation; abnormal blood vessels; and fluid accumulation.

THYROID

What is being visualized?
1. Thyroid gland.

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE?

1. Help determine why if the thyroid gland is enlarged.
2. To look at a mass or lump in the anterior or lateral aspect of the neck. 

WHO IS AT RISK?

INDIVIDUALS WITH:

1. Individual with any previous history of thyroid disorders
2. Hyperthyroidism
3. Hypothyroidism
4. Neck Mass
5. Abnormal Thyroid Function Test
6. Difficulty Swallowing
7. Acute Thyroiditis
8. Thyroid Mass 

INDIVIDUALS WITH THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS:

1. Weight gain/loss
2. Neck enlargement.
3. Difficulty Swallowing
4. Other symptoms not listed above 

HOW TO PREPARE:

1. There is no special prep for this exam
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