Thyroid parathyroid and neck ultrasound sonography of the thyroid gland is one of the more frustrating areas of us imaging expectations are high because sonography is exquisitely sensitive to thyroid abnormalities unfortunately us findings are rarely specific for any disease. A thyroid ultrasound may also be used to keep track of the size of the thyroid gland during treatment for a thyroid problem guide the placement of the needle during a thyroid biopsy look for enlarged parathyroid glands caused by disease. A thyroid and parathyroid ultrasound is an imaging test to check the thyroid gland and parathyroid glands a thyroid ultrasound can help measure the size and shape of the thyroid gland but it cannot tell how well the thyroid gland is working. Although the normal parathyroid gland is not typically seen on us parathyroid lesions such as hyperplasia adenomas or cysts may be seen near the posterior or inferior aspect of the thyroid gland fig 17 typically the parathyroid adenoma appears as a well circumscribed round or oval hypoechoic nodule. The thyroid and parathyroid glands are prone to clinical disease such as hyperthyroidism and hyperparathyroidism that ultrasound can help to diagnose the neck may be unfamiliar territory to many practitioners who focus their skills on abdominal ultrasound so landmarks become very important for locating the thyroid glands during the scan
How it works:
1. Register Trial Account.
2. Download The Books as you like ( Personal use )