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Procedure for effective ultrasound of entire thyroid gland?

From: mioilman - 11 years 37 weeks ago

My wife had an ultrasound test of her thyroid where the technician placed the device only on the right side of her neck. Is this adequate for a good diagnosis of the condition of the thyroid gland in it's totality?

My wife subsequently had the right lobe and isthmus removed and a small (.2 centimeter) papillary tumor was located in the removed tissue.

The left side lobe remains in tact and the radiology pathologist insists that the remaining lobe is nodule free. Doesn't the scan have to be done centered on the throat or from the left side for such a diagnosis?

Anyone's input with experience in the ultrasound procedures beat suited for her situation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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