Imaging of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Gland

  • Rick R. van Rijn
  • Hein J. Verberne
  • A. S. Paul van Trotsenburg
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


This chapter describes the embryology, anatomy and pathology of the thyroid and parathyroid gland. The section on pathology and imaging is based on the clinical presentation, and international accepted guidelines on imaging, of the paediatric patient. The aim of the authors is to present the reader with a concise hand on approach on imaging this category of paediatric patients.


Thyroid Gland Thyroid Nodule Parathyroid Gland Iodine Deficiency Parathyroid Adenoma 
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As low as reasonable achievable


Breast imaging-reporting and data system


Calcium sensing receptor


Congenital hypothyroidism


Central congenital hypothyroidism


Thyroidal congenital hypothyroidism


Computed tomography


Type I deiodinases


Type II deiodinases


Type III deiodinases


Thyroid dual oxidases 1


Thyroid dual oxidases 2


Fine needle aspiration


Free triiodothyronine


Free thyroxine




Monocarboxylate transporter 8


Magnetic resonance imaging


Potassium perchlorate


Sodium-iodide symporter


Percutaneous ethanol injection


Positron emission tomography


Parathyroid hormone


Single photon emission computed tomography






Thyroid imaging reporting and data system


Thyrotropin receptor-stimulating antibody


Thyrotropin, thyroid stimulating hormone




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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rick R. van Rijn
    • 1
  • Hein J. Verberne
    • 2
  • A. S. Paul van Trotsenburg
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyEmma Children’s Hospital, Academic Medical Center AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear MedicineAcademic Medical Center AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  3. 3.Department of Paediatric EndocrinologyEmma Children’s Hospital, Academic Medical Center AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands

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