Thyroid FNA Analysis in Dallas, TX
Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center uses Afirma Thyroid FNA (Fine Needle Aspiration) Analysis to determine whether a lump (nodule) in your thyroid gland is likely to be benign or malignant (cancerous). Although most thyroid nodules are benign, the only way to be sure is to look closely at the cells that make up your nodule.
Thyroid FNA Test Procedure
First, your physician will perform a simple Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) or biopsy. During the FNA, our radiologist will use a very thin needle (smaller than one used to draw blood) to collect cells from one or more nodules. The procedure should take only a few minutes and is usually no more painful than a tiny pinch.
Next, the FNA sample is sent to a cytopathologist - a physician who diagnoses by examining cells. If the cytopathologist determines that the nodule is likely benign or malignant, the Afirma Thyroid FNA Analysis is complete. In this case, your doctor will contact you with your final Thyroid FNA Analysis result and a recommended treatment plan if necessary.
Scheduling a Thyroid FNA Analysis with our Dallas Radiologists
- If you need to schedule a thyroid check online, you can use the Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center online appointment request form.
- If you prefer over-the-phone contact, call us at (214) 345-6905.