Penn endocrinologists are specially trained to diagnose and evaluate people with thyroid disorders including hyperparathyroidism, thyroid cancer, thyroid storm and chronic thyroiditis.

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

  • Biopsy of tetracycline labeled bone
  • Needle aspiration biopsy
  • Nuclear medicine studies
  • Parathyroid ultrasound
  • PET/CT scan
  • Post-thyroidectomy ultrasound
  • Quantitative computed tomographic scanning
  • Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
  • Thyroglobulin stimulation studies
  • Thyroid ultrasound
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration

Treatment of Thyroid Disorders

Penn endocrinologists and clinicians provide treatments and services to help patients with thyroid disorders manage their conditions and develop healthy, normal lifestyles. 

Penn offers patients these treatments and services for thyroid disorders:

  • Medical oncology
  • Proton therapy
  • Radiation therapy (external beam)
  • Radioactive iodine therapy
  • Surgery
  • Thyrogen (rhTSH) administration
  • Thyroidectomy

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