Measurement of thyroid blood flow area is useful for diagnosing the cause of thyrotoxicosis.


We have utilized color Doppler ultrasonography (CDU) to evaluate the thyroid blood flow area (TBFA) quantitatively, and we propose criteria to differentiate Graves' disease (GD) and destruction-induced thyrotoxicosis (DT) in patients with thyrotoxicosis. We studied 32 patients with diffuse toxic goiter, 21 with GD in the euthyroid state, 12 with chronic… (More)