Thyroid Cancer - Why UAB?
Once a month, endocrinologists present the difficult cases to an interdisciplinary team in search of answers. For complex cases, UAB Endocrinologists work with experts in multiple fields to find solutions to patient’s conditions. The UAB Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism team is connected nationally to other thyroid experts to keep current on the latest treatments.
UAB’s advanced laboratories use new assays to pinpoint the exact levels of thyroid hormone. These precise tests help physicians five the best diagnosis.
An onsite ultrasound imager guides the physician to perform fine-needle biopsies.
The nuclear medicine department is internationally ranked and one of the busiest in the United States. The radioactive iodine treatment for hyperactive thyroid and thyroid nodules is one of their areas of expertise.