Sonography of thyroid nodules: a "classic pattern" diagnostic approach

Ultrasound Q. 2005 Sep;21(3):157-65. doi: 10.1097/01.ruq.0000174750.27010.68.


This article describes an approach to some of the commonly encountered, "classic pattern," appearances of both benign and malignant thyroid nodules that are seen in day-to-day practice. These appearances include specific nodules that commonly need fine needle aspiration (FNA)/biopsy, and other nodules that do not usually need FNA/biopsy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy, Fine-Needle
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Thyroid Nodule / diagnostic imaging*
  • Thyroid Nodule / pathology
  • Ultrasonography