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 ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerMatthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology

Current as ofMay 20, 2016

Current as of: May 20, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

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