Korean J Radiol.  2014 Apr;15(2):267-276. 10.3348/kjr.2014.15.2.267.

Thyroid Ultrasonography: Pitfalls and Techniques

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Radiology, Research Institute of Radiological Science, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul 120-752, Korea. docjin@yuhs.ac
  • 2Department of Radiology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul 110-746, Korea.
  • 3Department of Radiology, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Seoul 156-755, Korea.

Abstract

Thyroid ultrasonography (US) plays a key role in the diagnosis and management of thyroid-related diseases. The aim of this article was to illustrate various pitfalls that can occur in utilizing thyroid US and techniques to prevent them. In this article, we present cases demonstrating the common pitfalls associated with US equipment, performance, normal thyroid structures, misinterpretations, and surrounding structures. Knowledge of these areas is essential to avoid misdiagnosis or improper disease management.

Keyword

Thyroid nodule; Thyroid; Ultrasonography; Pitfall; Technique

MeSH Terms

Adult
Artifacts
Diagnostic Errors/*prevention & control
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Thyroid Diseases/*ultrasonography
Thyroid Gland/anatomy & histology/*ultrasonography
Ultrasonography/instrumentation
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