What is Ultrasound of thyroid?

Category: Procedures


Generic name: Ultrasound (Sonogram)

An ultrasound of the thyroid is typically used to help diagnose a lump in the thyroid or a thyroid that is not functioning properly. It also can be used to guide procedures such as needle biopsies, or to guide a catheter or drainage device and helps assure accurate placement.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diagnostic assessment 4 4
Hashimoto's thyroiditis 1 0
High blood pressure (hypertension) 1 0
Hypothyroidism 1 0
Thyroid nodule 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ultrasound of thyroid

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently having Ultrasound of thyroid

Dosage Patients
every 3 months 1
every 6 months 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Ultrasound of thyroid.