Ultrasound of the Thyroid and Parathyroid

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What you'll learn

Diagnostic ultrasound is a rapidly evolving imaging technology that is utilized in both industrialized and developing countries. Since its introduction, its application was widespread in anatomical imaging, blood flow measurement, and evaluation of physiology in almost all aspects of medicine. The ultrasound imaging technique has replaced or complemented a large number of radiographic and nuclear medicine procedures and has opened new diagnostic investigation areas.

A good medical practice requires ultrasonography practitioners to consider the risks and benefits of diagnostic examinations and to take all proper measures to ensure maximum patient benefit with minimum risk. Health care professionals should have adequate and thorough knowledge of ultrasound equipment, indications, contraindications, and how to use ultrasound, which is very important for diagnosing and reducing the risk of further complications. This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, and includes normal and pathological findings. The interactive simulator provides three different scenarios to test your ability to perform this type of scan.

Online simulations enable students and practitioners to build or refresh knowledge and cognitive skills and offer a safe practice environment so you can prepare for the real clinical world. You can also use simulations to try out procedures that you might not otherwise experience. This module is ideal if you are learning to perform ultrasound studies of the thyroid and parathyroid to aid in diagnosis.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • Radiology technicians

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • To practice, perfect and test your skills in performing an ultrasound scan of the thyroid and parathyroid glands
  • How to prepare and position your patient for an ultrasound scan of the thyroid
  • How to identify on images pathologies of the thyroid and parathyroid gland and other neck masses

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