Thyroid Gland Sonography
Ultrasound examinations of the thyroid gland are a way to display anatomic structures: We can determine the size of the gland (and possible abnormalities in shape), see structures such as knots, and make conclusions about possible infections (e.g. Hashimoto's thyroiditis). We can also find clues as to functional disorders (e.g. an overactive thyroid as in Graves' disease).
Clues as to any possible functional thyroid disorders are especially important for the cardiologist. For an overactive thyroid often leads to dangerous cardiac arrhythmias (e.g. fast atrial flutter) which can be quickly and effectively treated following diagnosis.
We employ the most modern equipment (10 MHz transducer) including color Doppler to display the thyroid gland's circulation.