Ultrasound Thyroid

Thyroid nodules are a common problem in this part of the world.

Ultrasound assists in the diagnosis of nodules and cysts in the thyroid gland

It is a non-invasive, inexpensive way of making a definitive diagnosis of thyroid pathology. It tracks the growth of nodules and cysts when performed serially. Ultraound assists in accurately locating suspicious lesions for biopsy to exclude thyroid cancer.

The picture shows the contents of a hemorrhagic cyst aspirated after ultrasound examination.

To watch a video of a thyroid cyst aspiration being performed, click on the following link: Needle aspiration of thyroid cyst