• Node size (in three dimensions)

• The location (example—right upper lobe/if anterior or posterior)

• Description of the ultrasonographic characteristics of the thyroid nodule:

o Composition of the nodule:

§ Solid, cystic or spongiform

o Ecogenicity:

§ Isoechoic, hyperechoic, hypoechoic

o Margins:

§ Regular

§ Irregular:

§ Defined as infiltrative, microlobed or spiculated

o Presence and type of calcifications:

§ Marcocalcifications or microcalcifications

o Shape:

§ If the nodule is taller than wide

o Vascularity:

§ Central or peripheral