Thyroid biopsy/FNA using image guidance

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Learn what a thyroid biopsy is and why it is done. Also find information about what will happen to your child before, during and after the procedure.

Key points

  • A thyroid biopsy is a procedure where an interventional radiologist removes a small sample of fluid or cells using a fine needle and syringe.
  • The cells or fluid are examined under a microscope.
  • Thyroid biopsies/FNA are considered low-risk procedures.
  • You should expect to be at the hospital for most of the day.
Last updated: August 4th 2017