Thyroid ultrasound

Alternative Names

Ultrasound – thyroid; Thyroid sonogram; Thyroid echogram

Definition of Thyroid ultrasound

A thyroid ultrasound is an imaging method used to see the thyroid — a gland in the neck that regulates metabolism.

Review

Benjamin Taragin MD, Department of Radiology, Montefiore Medical Center Bronx, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 5/13/2010

Thyroid ultrasound

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