Thyroid Imaging in Infants

Marina Goldis, Lindsey Waldman, Otilia Marginean, Henrietta Kotlus Rosenberg, Robert Rapaport

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Congenital hypothyroidism is the most common preventable cause of mental retardation. It is important to know the cause of each patient's thyroid dysfunction to foresee the course of therapy and outcomes. Imaging methods, such as ultrasound and thyroid scan, help determine the anatomy and function of the thyroid gland. Although thyroid scan is considered superior in detecting ectopic thyroid tissue, ultrasound is able to detect the presence of thyroid tissue not otherwise visualized in 15% of patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-266
Number of pages12
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2016


  • Congenital
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Newborn
  • Radioisotope imaging
  • Ultrasound


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