What is the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis of Graves disease?

Updated: Mar 23, 2018
  • Author: Sai-Ching Jim Yeung, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Ultrasounds with color-Doppler evaluation have been found to be cost-effective in hyperthyroid patients. [28, 41] A prospective trial showed that thyroid ultrasound findings are predictive of radioiodine treatment outcome, and, in patients with Graves disease, normoechogenic and large glands are associated with increased radioresistance. [42]


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