Updated: 10/23/2013 5:53 PM
Created: 10/23/2013 2:34 PM WHEC.com
It's expected to improve medical care for some patients and possibly save you some money on doctor's visits.
Unity Hospital opened its new thyroid center. The center will speed up the process for patients. The new facility includes equipment needed for diagnostic exams and treatments.
Officials say the process normally takes six weeks for patients to get results and begin treatment. Now it happens in one day.
Dr. K.K. Rajamani said, "It speeds up the whole process from multiple visits and multiple trips to getting a diagnosis all in one day, it's compressed to one day."
In most cases, doctors say patients with thyroid modules have trouble swallowing and even breathing.