New Advance in Thyroid Ultrasound Helps Guide Thyroid Biopsy

New Non-Invasive Way To Determine Possibility of Cancer in a Thyroid Nodule!
Thyroid elastography is an ultrasonographic technique to evaluate the stiffness of a thyroid nodule as an indicator of whether it is benign or malignant. Based on the assumption that malignant nodules are stiffer than benign lesions, a recent study from the University of Washington showed that this technique can reduce the need for a biopsy by 53%!!! http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19963828
THE THYROID INSTITUTE OF UTAH JUST ACQUIRED THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY AND WILL BE USING IT IN A MATTER OF A FEW WEEKS!
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