Thyroid ultrasound and doppler ultrasound examination

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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.

Doppler Ultrasound is a diagnostic method that provides an image of the cervical arteries and also shows the amount and direction of blood flowing in them. The ultrasound can also identify vasoconstriction and other problems that can lead to stroke.

THE EXAMINATION

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 Doppler ultrasound examination offers a simple, immediate, risk-free, painfree procedure for the early detection of circulatory problems in the cervical vessels. Early detection can be a lifesaver.

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.

The examination is recommended in case of the following symptoms or complaints

  • Diabetes 
  • Hypertension 
  • High blood cholesterol 
  • Family history of stroke or heart disease 
  • Coronary artery disease 
  • Abnormal sound during stethoscope examination 

Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland): 

  • frequent fatigue 
  • dry skin 
  • weight gain  
  • muscle weakness and pain  
  • joint pain 
  • depression  
  • decreased libido  
  • increased sensitivity to cold  
  • low heart rate 
  • constipation 
  • infertility 
  • swelling under the Adam's cavity 

Hyperthyroidism (thyroid overactivity): 

  • increased appetite 
  • accelerated heartbeat 
  • irritability 
  • diarrhea 
  • anxiety 
  • difficulty sleeping 
  • unjustified weight loss 
  • swelling of the thyroid gland   

Good To Know

The doctor is available for appointments on the following days: Monday: 15:00 - 20:00 Please avoid smoking in the two hours before your appointment, as it may cause contration in the blood vessels. It is also advisable to avoid the consumption of caffeine drinks before the test. 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 examination takes about 20 minutes.

Fineprint

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.

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