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Thyroid and Neck Ultrasound

Thyroid and Neck Ultrasound
Price : £190
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    Detailed scan of:
  • Thyroid glands
  • Adjacent structures in the neck
  • Parotid & submandibular glands
    Preparation:
  • No need for preparation

Thyroid and Neck Ultrasound Scan

A thyroid and neck ultrasound scan is used for diagnosing suspected thyroid disease, a lump in the thyroid, or a thyroid that is not functioning properly. Swelling in the neck is the most common reason for requesting a thyroid and neck scan.

It is more common to feel lumps on the neck as the structures are superficial. In most cases, these lumps are normal re-active lymph nodes and a neck ultrasound scan will help to confirm this

 

Some reasons for having a Thyroid and Neck ultrasound scan are including but are not limited to

  1. History of thyroid problems
  2. To check the appearance of a known thyroid nodule
  3. Determine the nature and origin of a lump arising from the neck
  4. Swelling of the salivary gland
  5. To evaluate the neck for any signs of lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes)
  6. Thyroid disease
  7. Abnormal swellings in the neck
  8. Difficulty in Swallowing

All images/video clips plus the scan’s report will send directly to your device and Email .

You can download and save ,print or share your results with your GP or specialist.

FAQs

When do you need a thyroid ultrasound?

A thyroid ultrasound scan investigates abnormalities in the thyroid gland, such as cysts, nodules, and tumors. If you or your doctor have detected a lump in your neck, you feel pain and discomfort around your thyroid for a long time, or another test (such as a blood test) has shown a thyroid problem, you may need a thyroid ultrasound scan.

What is the purpose of a thyroid ultrasound scan?

A thyroid ultrasound scan is performed to visualize and evaluate the thyroid gland, which is located in the neck. It is commonly used to assess the size, shape, and structure of the thyroid, as well as to identify nodules or abnormalities.

What are the benefits of a thyroid and neck ultrasound?

A thyroid and neck ultrasound allows us to check your thyroid, neck, and salivary glands. Using images retrieved from an ultrasound, abnormalities are further investigated and diagnosed. Ultrasounds ensure lumps like salivary glands and thyroid nodules and tumors or abnormal lymph nodes and inflammations are correctly identified, positioned, and determined to be fluid-filled or solid. This information empowers us to put your worries to rest or seek the right treatment – this is particularly important if you are at risk of thyroid cancer or abnormalities in parotid and submandibular salivary glands. That’s not the only benefit of thyroid and neck ultrasounds – here are three more: • Ultrasounds are safe, radiation-free, painless, and non-invasive • Ultrasounds are quick and easy, and you can return to your regular day-to-day activities immediately after your appointment • Phoenix Ultrasound gives you access to your results on the same day as your appointment, which means no waiting around for potentially life- altering answers

Can a thyroid ultrasound detect thyroid cancer?

Yes, a thyroid ultrasound can help identify nodules or abnormalities in the thyroid that may be indicative of thyroid cancer. However, a biopsy is often needed to confirm the diagnosis.

Can a thyroid ultrasound be used to monitor thyroid conditions, such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism?

While a thyroid ultrasound can provide information about the structure and size of the thyroid, it is not the primary tool for monitoring thyroid function. Blood tests, such as TSH, T3, and T4 levels, are typically used for monitoring thyroid conditions.

Are there any risks associated with a thyroid ultrasound?

Thyroid ultrasound is considered a safe and non-invasive procedure with no known risks. It does not use ionizing radiation, making it a preferred imaging method for assessing thyroid health.

How my private ultrasound scan can accelerate proceeding my case in NHS ?

Following the private ultrasound scan in phoenix ultrasound clinic, you can expect to receive your results within 24 hours. Subsequently, you can efficiently share these results with your General Practitioner (GP) or NHS healthcare team. This streamlined process facilitates the continuation of ongoing treatments or the initiation of new ones.

When will I get the results?

You will receive your results verbally immediately after the scan. Following the appointment, the sonographer will review the images and prepare a written report within 24 hours, with any recommended actions. The report and images will be sent to you, allowing you to discuss the findings with your doctor or physiotherapist if necessary.

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What SWE adds to traditional ultrasound scan? Elastography offers enhanced diagnostic capabilities beyond traditional ultrasound by measuring tissue stiffness, crucial for identifying diseases like liver fibrosis or helping better differentiation between malignant and benign tumors. It provides quantitative data, allowing for early disease detection and monitoring treatment effects. Unlike traditional ultrasound, which only visualizes tissue structures, elastography adds functional information, improving accuracy in distinguishing between benign and malignant lesions. This non-invasive, painless technique improves patient comfort and reduces the need for biopsies, offering a safer, more informative diagnostic tool.