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Thyroid Biopsy Service


Thyroid Biopsy Service
Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers
480 Maple Street
Danvers, MA  01923

The Thyroid Biopsy Service at Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers offers comprehensive thyroid-related services, from consultations and diagnostic testing, to pathological studies and referrals for additional care.

The endocrinology and radiology departments of Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers have teamed up to offer a more closely coordinated comprehensive nodule management service and ultrasound guided thyroid biopsy program. The program helps promote best practice protocols for nodule diagnosis and treatment, and faster, easier access to care.

The Thyroid Biopsy Service uses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology to perform a procedure called a fine needle aspiration to remove cells from thyroid nodules.  The cells are examined under a microscope to see if they are cancerous.  Thyroid cancers are now detected more frequently and at earlier stages due to the diligence of healthcare providers in checking for thyroid nodules and for the availability of services like the Thyroid Biopsy Service.  Ongoing monitoring, early detection of cancer and appropriate treatment improve outcomes for patients.  Approximately 90 percent of thyroid nodules are benign.

Your doctor can refer you for a comprehensive endocrine evaluation prior to and/or following the biopsy or they can call for a biopsy and do their own follow up.  Your doctor will receive your pathology results 7-10 days following the procedure.