Thyroid Corner at Arizona Endocrinology Center
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 scan.
- Radioactive Iodine Precautions (pdf)
- Low Iodine Diet (pdf)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.