Fast Five Quiz: Suspected Thyroid Cancer

Shabir Bhimji, MD, PhD; Elwyn C. Cabebe, MD; Lori J. Wirth, MD


September 08, 2022

Ultrasonography is noninvasive and inexpensive, and represents the most sensitive procedure for identifying thyroid lesions and for determining the diameters of a nodule (2-3 mm). Chest radiography, CT, and MRI are not usually used in the initial workup of a thyroid nodule, except in patients with clear metastatic disease at presentation. These tests are second-level diagnostic tools and are useful in preoperative patient assessment.

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