Thyroid Ultrasound

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Ultrasound image of the thyroid

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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

Current as of: November 14, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology