Additional methods

Additional diagnostic methods are used for differential diagnosis with other diseases.
Examination of the thyroid gland:
• Determination of external dimensions/palpation;
• Determination of the concentration of thyroid hormones in serum;
• Ultrasound examination (US);
• X-ray;
• Radionuclide scan;
• Needle biopsy/cytology;
Examination of the adrenal glands:
• US;
• MRI/X-ray CT;
• Radionuclide scintigraphy;
Examination of the ovaries, uterus:
• Gynecologic examination;
• US;
• Laparoscopy;
Examination of the prostate:
• Transrectal ultrasound