Thyroid ultrasound is a routine test, used to asses the size of the thyroid gland, inflammatory conditions and diseases. Proper hormone management plays an important role in maintaining the internal balance of our body. On our neck, the thyroid, sorrounding the trachea, determines the metabolism of our entire body. An under or overactive thyroid gland causes endocrinological problems that can have a serious impact on our well-being and health.
During the procedure, the patient will be lying on the examination bed. The doctor will apply a translucent, colorless and odorless gel to the test area, which is then scanned through the head of the ultrasound device. Ultrasound examination also reveals the presence of nodules or cysts in the thyroid gland and gives an idea of their size, location and structure. Because some lesions may spread over time to nearby lymph nodes, the doctor will also check the surrounding areas for enlarged lymph nodes.
The examination is recommended in case of the following symptoms or complaints
Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland):
- frequent fatigue
- dry skin
- weight gain
- muscle weakness and pain
- joint pain
- decreased libido
- increased sensitivity to cold
- low heart rate
- swelling under the Adam's cavity
Hyperthyroidism (thyroid overactivity):
- increased appetite
- accelerated heartbeat
- difficulty sleeping
- unjustified weight loss
- swelling of the thyroid gland
THE EXAMINATION IS NOT RECOMMENDED IN THE FOLLOWING CASES
The ultrasound examination does not require any special preparation. It is painless and harmless and can be repeated as frequently as needed.
Good To Know
Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 20:00 Saturday: 8:00 - 14:00 The test does not require any special preparation. The doctor will ask you about any relating medical history, so please, if you have any thyroid related medical records, bring them with you. Please avoid wearing high-necked clothing, as the neck area should be accessible. The test takes about 20 minutes.
The rate includes a single ultrasound examination of the thyroid gland, the surrounding lymph nodes, and the salivary gland under the chin. The rate is only available in limited amount for the given time period. The cost of any additional tests are not included in the rate. The service provider may modify the appointment in consultation with the patient.