The use of point-of-care ultrasound allows endocrinologists to confidently diagnose, locate masses and guide biopsies and aspirations.
Endocrinology ultrasound is used to:
- Check for lumps (nodules) in the thyroid gland
- Identify fluid-filled nodules, known as cysts
- Look for enlarged/inflamed thyroid
- Guide the placement of the needle during a biopsy or aspiration
The UltraVision uses a proprietary complex algorithm that includes spatial compounding, speckle reduction, reverberation reduction, and edge enhancement to increases small structure resolution and enhance border delineation for increased visualization and improved differentiation in tissues, such as the thyroid.
The UltraVision’s use in endocrinology is enhanced with Needle Visualization (NV) for precise needle placement and elastography to measure the stiffness of a thyroid nodule.