Penn Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Diagnosis & Evaluation of Endocrine Disorders

Penn endocrinologists are specially trained to diagnose and evaluate people with endocrine disorders including adrenal disorders, osteoporosis, polycystic ovary syndrome and hyperparathyroidism.

These tests and tools are used to diagnose and evaluate endocrine disorders:

  • CT Scan
  • Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)
  • Nuclear medicine studies
  • Parathyroid ultrasound
  • Post-thyroidectomy ultrasound
  • Thyroglobulin stimulation studies
  • Thyroid ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration