Radiographics 2017 Oct;37(6):1731-1752
From the Department of Radiology (A.C.E., S.C.K., M.P.D., Y.S.) and Stead Family Department of Pediatrics (L.M.P.), University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Dr, Iowa City, IA 52246; the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, Fla (P.H.J.); and the Department of Radiology, Nemours Children's Health System, Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando, Fla (M.E., C.M.J., D.J.P.).
A thyroid nodule detected clinically or incidentally at medical imaging is a common indication for ultrasonography (US) in the adult population. This scenario is less frequently the case in pediatric patients, and the approach to evaluation of thyroid nodules deserves modification in these patients because of the increased probability of malignancy in children, compared with adults. Evaluating a thyroid nodule with US in a systematic way requires familiarity with a number of features that can be assessed and the terms that the radiologist uses in each category. Read More