NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,034 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- hot nodule
- listen (hot NAH-jool)
- When radioactive material is used to examine the thyroid with a scanner, nodules that collect more radioactive material than the surrounding thyroid tissue are considered "hot." Hot nodules are rarely malignant. Hot nodules are sometimes called hyperfunctioning nodules.