Role of ultrasonography in thyroid disease

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Abstract

Ultrasonography (US) is the single-most valuable imaging modality in the evaluation of the thyroid gland. This review discusses the US appearances of thyroid nodules, emphasizing sonographic features associated with potentially malignant or, at the other end of the spectrum, likely benign nodules. Diffuse thyroid abnormalities have also been reviewed. The technique of ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy and the emerging role of elastography in characterizing thyroid nodules have also been addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-255
Number of pages17
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2010

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Thyroid Nodule
Thyroid Diseases
Ultrasonography
Thyroid Gland
Elasticity Imaging Techniques
Fine Needle Biopsy

Keywords

  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Thyroid ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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In: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, Vol. 43, No. 2, 04.2010, p. 239-255.

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