Diagnosis and Treatment of Thyroid Problems

Endocrinologist in Miami Beach, FL
At the endocrinology office of Alexander Lurie, MD, in Miami Beach, Florida, Dr. Lurie uses state-of-the-art ultrasound imaging to help diagnose thyroid problems.

Thyroid ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the thyroid gland, typically to evaluate lumps or nodules found during a routine physical. This is a safe and painless way to visualize the thyroid gland in order to:

  • Analyze the appearance of a thyroid nodule to determine if it’s benign or requires a biopsy
  • Search for additional nodules
  • Evaluate whether a nodule has grown over time
  • Check nearby lymph nodes; if enlarged, this could indicate the spread of thyroid cancer

Unlike X-rays, ultrasound examinations do not expose patients to ionizing radiation. Also, because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, ultrasound is used to guide procedures such as fine needle aspiration, in which a sample of cells from a nodule is extracted for laboratory testing.


“Dr. Lurie is very professional and takes the time to listen to the patients concerns and answer questions regarding care. It’s always a pleasure to visit Dr. Lurie because he really cares about his patients.”

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“He is an excellent doctor. He actually takes his time to review your health history and is really patient when it comes to asking questions. His office staff are friendly and kind. I recommend him 100% to anyone looking for an endocrinologist”

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“I totally recommend Dr. Lurie to any of my friends or family members. He is a glentleman, a caring doctor that knows how to listen and to remember details about his patients. I fully trust admire his knowledge and professionalism.”

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Board certified in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism, Dr. Alexander Lurie grew up in Chicago and attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, where he graduated cum laude with a major in physics.

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