Thyroid parathyroid and neck ultrasound sonography of the thyroid gland is one of the more frustrating areas of us imaging expectations are high because sonography is exquisitely sensitive to thyroid abnormalities unfortunately us findings are rarely specific for any disease evaluation of thyroid nodules is particularly annoying because thyroid nodules are exceedingly common and us. discuss functional abnormalities of the thyroid gland correlate laboratory data relevant to the thyroid and parathyroid glands describe and recognize on images pathologies of the thyroid . A thyroid and parathyroid ultrasound is an imaging test to check the thyroid gland and parathyroid glands a thyroid ultrasound can help measure the size and shape of the thyroid gland but it cannot tell how well the thyroid gland is working ultrasound also may be used to check the four parathyroid glands that lie behind or next to the thyroid. Why it is done a thyroid and parathyroid ultrasound is done to check a lump thyroid nodule in the thyroid glanda thyroid ultrasound can usually show the difference between a solid thyroid gland nodule and a simple fluid filled sac cystfind out if the thyroid gland is too large. This is in direct contrast to the utility of ultrasound for examining thyroid glands and thyroid nodules ultrasound is very accurate when used to examine the thyroid more information on the use of ultrasound for parathyroids more about ultrasound for thyroid disease return to overview of parathyroid glands
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