Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Lymphadenopathy): The primary indication for a lymph node ultrasound is the detection of enlarged lymph nodes, which may be caused by infections, inflammation, or underlying diseases. Lymph Node Inflammation and Reactive Changes: Inflammatory conditions affecting the lymph nodes, such as autoimmune diseases, can be visualized through ultrasound. Reactive changes, including increased blood flow, can also be detected. Nodal Architecture and Structure: Ultrasound provides detailed information about the internal architecture and structure of lymph nodes, helping healthcare professionals assess the nature of abnormalities.
Lymph node scan is suitable for you if you experience any of the following: Difficulty in swallowing Abnormal swelling in the neck Neck pain and Discomfort To determine the nature of the lumps on the neck To find evidence of lymphadenopathy Follow up on previous findings such as enlarged lump, reactive lymph node A palpable enlarged lump
Detection of the cancer or other life-threatening diseases in the lymph nodes Detection and differentiation between benign and malignant problems in the lymph nodes To find enlarged lymph nodes Cause of enlargement or inflammation of lymph nodes Incidental finding of significant stenosis in the Carotid or vertebral arteries
Apart from moving all jewellery from your neck, there is no essential preparation for this scan. You should be able to eat and drink normally before the test. Take your medicines as normal unless you're told otherwise. If you're taking medicines to thin your blood, your doctor might ask you to stop them beforehand. Please inform the specialist if you have neck Arthritis.
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.
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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