A Thyroid Ultrasound is a simple and safe method to examine the Thyroid Gland. The Ultrasound machine uses high-frequency sound waves, rather than radiation, taken by a hand-held instrument maneuvered over the skin to develop a picture of the Thyroid Gland on a monitor. A Thyroid Ultrasound is used to identify the presence, size, and location of growths within the Thyroid Gland. In addition, it allows for easy visualization of difficult to find growths within the gland, making it possible to access for a needle biopsy or to follow with serial monitoring. Thyroid Ultrasonography is non-invasive, risk-free and painless. A Thyroid Ultrasound provides the best information about the shape and structure of Thyroid Nodules and may be used to distinguish cysts from solid nodules, and to determine if multiple nodules are present.
A Thyroid Ultrasound, however, it is unable to determine if a growth is cancerous, and a Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (please see below) can be used to detect cancer.
Dr. Zadeh is committed to providing the highest quality and most efficient care possible so that his patients achieve fast and effective treatment. Therefore, at his office, he has access to the most advanced diagnostic Ultrasound technology available to expedite diagnosis. Dr. Zadeh performs his own thyroid ultrasounds in the office at the time of the consultation.