Results Of Ultrasound Examination Of The Thyroid Gland?
A few months ago I had an ultrasound for the thyroid gland. There are nodules that look bigger compared to 2011. In the ultrasound results listed Tirads category 3. Does it indicate thyroid cancer? thank you
Hello Grace, thank you for asking.
Maybe what you mean is TI-RADS. TI-RADS (Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System) is a scoring system for thyroid mass. The scoring system is intended to help doctors determine the possibility of malignancy (malignant / cancerous tumor) or not. The scoring consists of various parameters obtained after thyroid ultrasound, which are:
Composition (cystic or solid).
Edges (smooth or irregular).
The higher the total value of TI-RADS, the higher the likelihood of malignancy. At degree 3, if the nodule size is greater or equal to 1 cm, then follow-up is recommended every 1, 3, or 5 years. If the nodule is larger or equal to 1.5 cm, a fine needle biopsy is recommended.
Tissue samples from the fine needle biopsy will be processed and examined microscopically in an anatomic pathology laboratory, to determine the cell type and stage of the mass if it is malignant.
To determine whether or not malignant, you should consult again with your treating doctor. The doctor will explain what is the right course of action and what are the possibilities. Thus my brief explanation. Hopefully enough to broaden your horizons. Regards.