The Ultrasound Lexicon: Common Terminology for Thyroid and Parathyroid Sonography

  • Mira MilasEmail author


This chapter examines the common terminology associated with thyroid and parathyroid ultrasound.


Ultrasound lexicon Parathyroid sonography Terminology Ultrasound 

Supplementary material

Video 44.1

Tubercle of Zuckerkandl, longitudinal view (MP4 6099 kb)

Video 44.2

Tubercle of Zuckerkandl, transverse view (MP4 1313 kb)

Video 44.3

Another example of Tubercle of Zuckerkandl (MP4 1792 kb)

Video 44.4

White night (MP4 6069 kb)

Video 44.5

Starry starry night (MP4 3407 kb)

Video 44.6

Comet tail artifact (MP4 2684 kb)

Video 44.7

Comet tail artifact in small cyst (MP4 1760 kb)

Video 44.8

Three circle sign (MP4 6530 kb)

Video 44.9

Three circle sign with vein valve (MP4 1778 kb)

Video 44.10

Pseudonodules (MP4 2475 kb)

Video 44.11

Pseudonodules (MP4 3071 kb)

Video 44.12

Pseudonodules (MP4 9087 kb)

Video 44.13

Pseudonodules (MP4 1722 kb)

Video 44.14

Spongiform (MP4 5768 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery and the Endocrinology & Metabolism InstituteUniversity of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, Banner - University Medical Center PhoenixPhoenixUSA

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