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Thyroid Ultrasound

Thyroid Ultrasound

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.

By Healthwise Staff
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology
Last Revised April 5, 2012

Last Revised: April 5, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

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

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