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Thyroid Ultrasound

Thyroid Ultrasound

Thyroid ultrasound scans rely on high frequency sound waves to create an image of the thyroid gland. The thyroid ultrasound procedure is used to detect and diagnose a lump in the thyroid or a thyroid that is not properly functioning. Once diagnosed, if a cancerous tumor is discovered medical staff can move forward with thyroid cancer treatment.

Additional, because a thyroid ultrasound can provide a real-time image, the ultrasound can be used to guide medical staff during some procedures such as a biopsy. The thyroid ultrasound is one of the most accurate, non-invasive procedures for diagnosing problems with the thyroid and is completely safe as it uses no form of ionizing radiation for image production.