Method of Performing Ultrasonography of the Neck

  • Manfred Blum
  • Joseph Yee


The focus in this chapter is on the technical performance of thyroid ultrasonography, a noninvasive procedure that produces diagnostic and reproducible images. When properly performed, an ultrasound examination answers a clinical question:
  • Defines the shape, size and extent of a palpable nodule

  • Clarifies controversies about palpation

  • Detects a nonpalpable nodule

  • Monitors therapeutic goals

  • Facilitates aspiration biopsy

  • Provides screening for the patient with a high risk of thyroid carcinoma

  • Identifies early recurrence of tumor


Thyroid Gland Thyroid Nodule Parathyroid Carcinoma Sagittal View Strap Muscle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred Blum
    • 1
  • Joseph Yee
    • 2
  1. 1.Nuclear Endocrine LaboratoryUSA
  2. 2.New York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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