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Thyroid and Parathyroid
Surjith Vattoth, MD, FRCR; H. Ric Harnsberger, MD
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TERMINOLOGY

  • Abbreviations

    • Parathyroid gland (PTG)
  • Definitions

    • Thyroid gland: Shield-shaped endocrine organ in lower neck that produces thyroid hormones (T3 and T4) that are involved in many functions, including metabolism (cardiac rate and output) and protein synthesis (growth); also produces calcitonin
    • PTGs: Small glands in visceral space of neck, intimately associated with posterior margin of thyroid gland, that produce parathormone (PTH), which is hormone that regulates calcium concentration in serum and interstitial fluids

THYROID

  • Imaging Anatomy

    • Embryology: Thyroid

      • Imaging Approaches

        PARATHYROID

        • Imaging Anatomy

          • Embryology

            • Imaging Approaches

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              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Parathyroid gland (PTG)
              • Definitions

                • Thyroid gland: Shield-shaped endocrine organ in lower neck that produces thyroid hormones (T3 and T4) that are involved in many functions, including metabolism (cardiac rate and output) and protein synthesis (growth); also produces calcitonin
                • PTGs: Small glands in visceral space of neck, intimately associated with posterior margin of thyroid gland, that produce parathormone (PTH), which is hormone that regulates calcium concentration in serum and interstitial fluids

              THYROID

              • Imaging Anatomy

                • Embryology: Thyroid

                  • Imaging Approaches

                    PARATHYROID

                    • Imaging Anatomy

                      • Embryology

                        • Imaging Approaches