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Reduced CT Density Thyroid Gland

Thyroid gland appears bulky and shows reduced CT density. Normal thyroid gland is usually hyperdense because of iodine content. Hypodensity of thyroid on CT may indicate thyroid abnormality and requires further evaluation with thyroid function test. This may indicate decreased ability to concentrate iodine. This patient was clinically suspected as hypothyroidism and has midline swelling and hoarseness of voice.

Reduced CT Density Thyroid Gland Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Sunday, July 29, 2012 Rating: 5

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