We offer the following services:
Thyroid ultrasound (used to detect thyroid gland size, structure, nodule and cyst formations).
Blood sampling for thyroid and hormone analyses: TSH, fT3, fT4, TPO-AK, TG-AK, TRAK, TG, calcitonin, parathyroid hormone, vitamin D, etc.
Thyroid biopsy (ultrasound-targeted fine needle capillary cytology is standard, wash-out techniques for parathyroid hormone, thyroglobulin).
Thyroid scan (imaging of thyroid gland activity) – in cooperation with a nuclear medicine institute (reporting is done by us)
Radioiodine therapy (for the elimination of hyperfunctioning nodule(s)/for thyroid volume reduction) – in cooperation with a nuclear medicine institute (indication, amount of the necessary dosage and reporting is done by us).
In addition, we also offer other diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are only performed in a few thyroid specialist centers:
Thyroid punch biopsy (core needle biopsy) may be required if a “normal” fine needle biopsy is inconclusive.
Molecular biology testing (we take biopsy material for further clarification of a “follicular neoplasia” and organize the logistics for genetic processing of the material in the US (Afirma test). In this way, many patients carrying this cytological diagnosis surgery can be avoided.
Ethanol ablation of cystic nodules (outpatient obliteration of thyroid cysts or mixed cystic nodules with alcohol)
Radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules (outpatient therapy for significant reduction of suitable thyroid nodules or thyroid cysts as an alternative to surgery (see special service: RFA)
Transmission of findings: Sending of the physician’s letter to the patient, which can be retrieved electronically via the CGM system, or via postal mail. Referring physicians usually receive the report electronically via the “DAME” system.
On the day of the exam:
- breakfast can be taken normally
- do not take thyroid medication
- other medications should be taken