Thyroid Ultrasound

WHAT IS IT?
This is a test that is usually performed to examine an existing nodule or lump in the thyroid gland. This test will be useful in determining if a lump or nodule is made of soft tissue or if it is a cyst, this will help your doctor diagnose a potential problem.

I AM COMING IN FOR THIS TEST WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
This is a painless test that will be performed on your neck and throat. The ultrasound technologist will place gel on you neck area and use a transducer to examine and measure the thyroid gland. The test should take 20-30 minutes.

INDICATIONS:
SAbnormal blood test
Lump/nodule in your neck
Hoarseness

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THIS TEST?
There is no preparation for this test