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Ultrasound-guided Thyroid Biopsy

A biopsy of the thyroid gland is generally performed to evaluate one of the following:

  • A palpable nodule within the thyroid gland.
  • A nodule which is not as active as the rest of the thyroid gland on a nuclear medicine scan (a “cold” nodule).
  • A nodule which appears solid on ultrasound.

All of these can generally be diagnosed by performing a biopsy under ultrasound guidance.