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Thyroid

  • Stella S. Hahn
  • Mangala Narasimhan
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Abstract

The thyroid gland is easily to visualize due to its superficial location, size, and echogenicity. Many of the abnormalities of the thyroid need evaluation and close monitoring, making point-of-care ultrasound a useful bedside tool. Thyroid ultrasound can easily identify nodules, cysts, masses and also help in visualization during a diagnostic procedure [1].

Keywords

Thyroid Ultrasound Point-of-care ultrasound 

Supplementary material

Video 13.1

Scan through enlarged, heterogeneous thyroid gland (WMV 147 kb)

Video 13.2

An anterior thyroid vein seen with Doppler ultrasound. Ultrasound can be performed prior to a procedure such as a percutaneous tracheotomy to monitor for vessels. Note the lack of pulsatile flow which ensures that the vessel is not arterial. Image courtesy of Mangala Narasimhan (WMV 811 kb)

Video 13.3

A wire is seen passing through the thyroid while a central line is being placed. Image courtesy of Mangala Narasimhan (WMV 750 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/NorthwellNew Hyde ParkUSA

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