The role of Doppler ultrasound studies in the diagnosis of the thyroid diseases

Bianek-Bodzak, A.; Lewczuk, A.; Sworczak, K.

Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego 15(90): 588-591


ISSN/ISBN: 1426-9686
PMID: 15058270
Document Number: 556539
The methods of the recent doppler ultrasonography techniques and their application in the diagnosis of thyroid diseases are discussed with current literature review. Doppler sonography allows quantification of thyroid tissue vascularity. Due to the unique thyroid hypervascularity in Graves' disease Doppler sonography is helpful in the diagnosis and follow-up. The diagnostic value of Doppler sonography in the differentiation of benign from malignant thyroid nodules is not established yet.

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