We will perform a detailed scan to look at the size, shape and condition of the:
thyroid gland and the adjacent structures in the neck
Common examples for having this ultrasound scan are:
to determine if a lump in the neck is arising from the thyroid or an adjacent structure
to analyze the appearance of thyroid nodules and determine if they are the more common benign nodule or if the nodule has features that require a biopsy.
to look for additional nodules in patients with one or more nodules felt on physical exam
to see if a thyroid nodule has substantially grown over time
We will provide a Radiologist report within 24 hours.
Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. You may need to remove all clothing and jewelry in the area to be examined.
No other preparation is required.
Maintain normal medication.