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Vol 62, Supp. I (2011)
Postgraduate education
Published online: 2011-09-19
Submitted: 2013-02-15
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Thyroid ultrasound — a piece of cake?

Marek Ruchała, Ewelina Szczepanek

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Vol 62, Supp. I (2011)
Postgraduate education
Published online: 2011-09-19
Submitted: 2013-02-15

Abstract

The introduction of sonographic imaging has revolutionized the diagnostics of thyroid pathologies. Nowadays, thyroid ultrasound examination has become an essential part of routine thyroid gland evaluation. Although one of the greatest advantages of this examination lies in its simplicity, it requires a solid theoretical background, as well as a lot of experience for the examiner to become fluent in adequate interpretation of its results. The aim of this summary is to present a review of the most important aspects of both the technique and interpretation of thyroid ultrasound pictures with regard to the most common difficulties a thyroid sonographer may come across in everyday practice.
(Pol J Endocrinol 2011; 62 (education supplement I): 8–24)

Abstract

The introduction of sonographic imaging has revolutionized the diagnostics of thyroid pathologies. Nowadays, thyroid ultrasound examination has become an essential part of routine thyroid gland evaluation. Although one of the greatest advantages of this examination lies in its simplicity, it requires a solid theoretical background, as well as a lot of experience for the examiner to become fluent in adequate interpretation of its results. The aim of this summary is to present a review of the most important aspects of both the technique and interpretation of thyroid ultrasound pictures with regard to the most common difficulties a thyroid sonographer may come across in everyday practice.
(Pol J Endocrinol 2011; 62 (education supplement I): 8–24)
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Keywords

endocrine diagnostic techniques; ultrasonography; thyroid diseases; diagnostic errors

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Title

Thyroid ultrasound — a piece of cake?

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Vol 62, Supp. I (2011)

Pages

8-19

Published online

2011-09-19

Keywords

endocrine diagnostic techniques
ultrasonography
thyroid diseases
diagnostic errors

Authors

Marek Ruchała
Ewelina Szczepanek

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