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How is thyroid ultrasound used to diagnose a multinodular goiter?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Sonar images

Ultrasound uses the variation in the 2 dimensional images produced by scanning the thyroid like a fisherman uses sonar to find a school of fish under his boat.
Enough thyroid us's have been done to develop pictures of how big each part of the gland should be at a given age in a given condition.

In brief: Sonar images

Ultrasound uses the variation in the 2 dimensional images produced by scanning the thyroid like a fisherman uses sonar to find a school of fish under his boat.
Enough thyroid us's have been done to develop pictures of how big each part of the gland should be at a given age in a given condition.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics
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In brief: Ultrasound

Sonogram of the thyroid can detect focal areas of solid or cystic lesions.
These are called hypoechoic and represent localized inflammation. Occasionally one of these nodules grows and may transform to a malignancy.

In brief: Ultrasound

Sonogram of the thyroid can detect focal areas of solid or cystic lesions.
These are called hypoechoic and represent localized inflammation. Occasionally one of these nodules grows and may transform to a malignancy.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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