A Study to Evaluate Imaging Methods for Detection and Differentiation of Thyroid Nodules


About this study

The purpose of this research study is to evaluate imaging methods for detection and differentiation of thyroid nodules.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:       

  • Male and female patient volunteers ages 8 and up who are suspicious for thyroid cancer, or a group of patients who have palpable and sonographically detectable lymph nodes or non-thyroidal neck masses and are referred to Radiology Department for FNAB. 
  • Pregnant women will be included because there is no significant risk with our experiment.      

Exclusion Criteria:      

  • Thyroid cancer is rare under the age of 8 years, children younger than this age are excluded from the study.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Azra Alizad, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Julie Simonson

(507) 255-6596


Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Nirvikar Dahiya, M.D.

Open for enrollment

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