Thyroid ultrasound

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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology

Current as ofJuly 28, 2016

Current as of: July 28, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology