Arizona Endocrinology Center

Phoenix Location
(602) 439-9000

Thyroid Gland

Thyroid Corner

Arizona Endocrinology Center has cutting edge resources for treating all aspects of Thyroid diseases.

We treat various thyroid disorders including Hypothyroidism / Hyperthyroidism as well as Thyroid nodules and Cancer. We offer onsite Ultrasound and Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy.

All Ultrasound / Biopsies are performed by our experienced physicians onsite. We have capability for genetic testing of thyroid nodules.

Our physicians are leaders in thyroid cancer management. We offer radioactive iodine treatment (RAI) for thyroid cancer and hyperthyroidism treatment. We offer and schedule I-131/123 Withdrawal whole body Iodine scans and Thyrogen stimulated Iodine scans.

Educational Materials


Do I need to stop my thyroid hormone treatment for blood draw?
We do not recommend stopping thyroid hormone for blood draw.

What is an I-123 Uptake & Scan?
An I-123 Uptake & Scan is a procedure used to identify the etiology of hyperthyroidism.

What is Radioactive Iodine Ablation?
Radioactive Iodine Ablation is a treatment option for hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer.

When do I follow a low iodine diet?
Low iodine diet is indicated prior to Radioactive Iodine Ablation for thyroid cancer. Please discuss specifics with your physician. Please see the link above.  

When do I follow Radioactive Iodine precautions?
These precautions are followed after radioactive iodine treatment. Please see the link above.  

Why are Thyrogen and I-131 Withdrawal whole body scans performed?
These scans are used for monitoring thyroid cancer. Please discuss specific questions with your physician.