You are here:

Radiology/US Thyroid,Parathyroid/Neck Sonogram


Hi Michael K.,
     My Dr. ordered  ultrasound of thyroid, parathyroid and neck cause for past 5 months or so I have been very tired, slightly hoarse voice, feels like there is a slight lump in my throat, my throat often feels dry and I often feel like I have to clear my throat.  
     Technique:  Grayscale and color Doppler images were obtained of the thyroid.
     Results:  The right thyroid lobe measures 3.9 x 1 x 1.3cm.  The left thyroid lobe measures 3.6 x 1.1 x 1.8 cm.  The isthmus measures 0.4 cm.  The background thyroid parenchyma is heterogeneous and vascularity is normal.
     A solid hypoechoic right upper pole nodule measures 0.6 x 0.4 x 0.6 cm.
     Impression;  Heterogeneous thyroid gland with a subcentimeter right thyroid nodule as above.
     What does all this mean??  Should I be worried??  Can a  slight allergy or unseasonal weather cause these symptoms??
         thank you, Sheila

Hello Sheila,

I think the finding of a solid nodule is completely incidental.  These types of findings are very very common.  Sometimes doctors want to biopsy nodules in the thyroid. Yours is too small for a sufficient biopsy. I would probably get a follow up in 3-6 month to see if it is growing. If it grows then it needs to be biopsied.  Most of the time such nodules are benign.
I read your other additional comments which are helpful but I feel that none of the history you provided are relevant to the only finding of the nodule. I wouldn't worry about it too much. Just get a follow up ultrasound.

let me know if I can clarify further.

Hope this helps.



All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Michael K.


Almost any kind of questions regarding any types of radiology exams, procedures, meaning of radiology reports etc...


12 year experience in the field of radiology

American Society of Neuroradiology, Senior Member Society of Pediatric Radiology, Active Member

Radiology Seminars in pediatric neurology American Journal of Roentgenology American Journal of Neuroradiology

Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology Additional Certificate of Qualification in Neuroradiology

©2017 All rights reserved.