Diagnosing a thyroid nodule normally takes several weeks to complete.
And for many patients, those are anxious times.
But the new Thyroid Center at Unity Health can make that diagnosis in a matter of hours.
The center is now open at the Unity campus, and Dr. K.K. Ramanjani, division chief of endocrinology at Unity Health System, says a patient can be seen for the nodule in the morning, have a biopsy performed, and get results from the pathologist the same afternoon.
He says that can lessen the anxiety usually associated with waiting several weeks for a diagnosis.
Dr. Ramanjani says it also unifies several departments interested in thyroid nodules, a very common issue for patients.
He adds thryoid cancer is the fastest growing cancer in this country.
The new center is a result of a partnership between Unity Diabetes and Endocrinolgy Services, ACM Medical Laboratory and Borg & Ide Imaging.
Ramanjani adds the partners work together to speed up the process from diagnosis to a treatment plan.