Case Study #1

The image of this patient’s neck shows a hyperthermic (hot) signal over the area of the thyroid. The patient presented with complaints that could be related to hypothyroidism. She had recently seen her doctor for her yearly physical and her labs were negative for a thyroid condition. She had been dealing with her symptoms for over 2 years, but her lab results were always normal. Considering the thermogram results, along with the patient’s symptoms, she was sent for an endocrinological consult. The endocrinologist ordered a significant complement of additional lab tests that confirmed that the patient was hypothyroid.