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Computed tomography findings in clinically normal and abnormal thyroid patients

  • Peter H. Arger
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    Address reprint requests to: Peter H. Arger, MD, Radiology Department, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104.
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    From the Radiology and Endocrinology Departments, Hospital of the University of Pennsylviania, Pennsylvania, USA

    Radiology Department, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Radiology Associates, Pacific and Colby Building, Everett, Washington, USA
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  • Anthony S. Jennings
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    From the Radiology and Endocrinology Departments, Hospital of the University of Pennsylviania, Pennsylvania, USA

    Radiology Department, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Radiology Associates, Pacific and Colby Building, Everett, Washington, USA
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  • Leonard F. Gordon
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    From the Radiology and Endocrinology Departments, Hospital of the University of Pennsylviania, Pennsylvania, USA

    Radiology Department, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Radiology Associates, Pacific and Colby Building, Everett, Washington, USA
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  • Beverly G. Coleman
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    From the Radiology and Endocrinology Departments, Hospital of the University of Pennsylviania, Pennsylvania, USA

    Radiology Department, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Radiology Associates, Pacific and Colby Building, Everett, Washington, USA
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  • Leon Axel
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    From the Radiology and Endocrinology Departments, Hospital of the University of Pennsylviania, Pennsylvania, USA

    Radiology Department, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Radiology Associates, Pacific and Colby Building, Everett, Washington, USA
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  • Herbert Y. Kressel
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    From the Radiology and Endocrinology Departments, Hospital of the University of Pennsylviania, Pennsylvania, USA

    Radiology Department, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Radiology Associates, Pacific and Colby Building, Everett, Washington, USA
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  • Richard L. Baron
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    From the Radiology and Endocrinology Departments, Hospital of the University of Pennsylviania, Pennsylvania, USA

    Radiology Department, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Radiology Associates, Pacific and Colby Building, Everett, Washington, USA
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      Abstract

      Fifty normal volunteers had unenhanced thyroid computed tomography scans. A range of normal computed tomography densities and volumes was established for each age group. Pre- and postcontrast scans were done on 47 abnormal patients with hemorrhagic cysts, multinodular goiter, thyroiditis, papillary carcinoma, and benign adenomas. The computed tomography characteristics of each of the pathologic groups was noted for both the abnormal areas and the uninvolved part of the gland. Preliminary observations of the computed tomography characteristics of each abnormality are discussed.

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