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Benign mass in thyroid found, CT shows its moved over trachea. Is MRI accurate ?

an md found a mass in my thyroid after an mri for an unrelated pinched nerve. she and the radiologist say it looks benign, however, she ordered a ct scan . she says it has moved my trachea over and looks like it may be pushing on my chest. is the mri accurate, or does she really suspect cancer and someone is not telling me. im paranoid over this because i had half thyroidectomy when i was 10 and im 42 now. im male.
Asked On : Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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MRI can be an investigation to detect the exact anatomic relation of the mass , if any underlying structure invasion or destruction present it can be identified. MRI can also detect any neck node if involved. Thyroid mass can be of benign disease, but MRI can not comment surely on the malignancy . It can give a hint about the underlying pathology. As your doctor has suggested this investigation you should have done it . Consult your doctor for further discussion. take care.
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