Thyroid ultrasound

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Ultrasound image of a normal thyroid and one with a thyroid nodule

Image courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.

A thyroid ultrasound uses sound waves to show the size and shape of the thyroid gland. It is done to see if the thyroid gland is enlarged and to look for thyroid nodules.

Current as of: July 28, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine