Dr. Terris explains what a fine needle aspiration biopsy is.
So that’s the removal of a small number of cells from the thyroid gland by using a very small needle within the thyroid, and usually it’s done in conjunction with ultrasound guidance to be absolutely certain that one is within the nodule of interest within the thyroid glands.
About Dr. David Terris, M.D.:
Dr. David J. Terris is a Professor, Department Chair and Porubsky Distinguished Chair in the Otolaryngology Department at the Medical College of Georgia. He graduated with his B.A. from Cornell University and his medical doctorate from Duke University Medical School.