Evaluate Thyroid Lumps with Ultrasound Guided Biopsy

Endocrinology Center- Bone Health, Thyroid, Diabetes Treatment - Baltimore

The endocrinology specialists at The Center for Endocrinology at Mercy offer expert diagnosis and treatment for thyroid disorders. Using ultrasound guided biopsies, doctors examine thyroid conditions and help determine individual patient needs. 

What is Ultrasound Guided Biopsy?

An ultrasound guided biopsy uses sound waves, or ultrasound, to produce images. Ultrasound guided biopsies are typically used during fine-needle aspirations, when thyroid lumps are not able to be detected by sight or touch. Ultrasound guided biopsies guide the placement of the needle that will be used to extract tissue samples from the thyroid.

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How is an Ultrasound Guided Biopsy performed?

Using a sonar device outside of the body, an ultrasound guided biopsy produces images doctors utilize during a fine needle aspiration. The ultrasound guided biopsy will find the exact location of the thyroid lump to be examined.