Thyroid and Neck Ultrasound Scan

Sonoword offers thyroid and neck scans in London for quick and accurate diagnosis of suspected thyroid disease, for example, a lump in the thyroid or a thyroid that is not functioning properly.

Thyroid and Neck Ultrasound Scan

The thyroid and neck ultrasound scan is used for diagnosing suspected thyroid disease, for example, a lump in the thyroid or a thyroid that is not functioning properly.  Goitre is swelling of the thyroid gland due to multiple nodules and it is a very common reason why our clients book an ultrasound appointment with us.

It is more common to feel lumps on the neck as the structures are superficial. In most cases, these lumps are normal re-active neck lymph nodes and a neck ultrasound scan will help to confirm this.  Salivary glands often also cause discomfort or get swollen due to small stones stuck in salivary ducts.

A sonographer is resting his left hand on an ultrasound scanner while performing a thyroid scan on a male patient.

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What is the cost of the scan?

The cost of this ultrasound scan is only £164.

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The purpose of this thyroid and neck scan is:

 

  •  Evaluate the Thyroid gland
  • Salivary glands
  • Adjacent structures in the neck

Reasons for having a Thyroid and Neck ultrasound scan:                                                               

 

  • History of thyroid problems
  • To check the appearance of a known thyroid nodule
  • Determine the nature and origin of a lump arising from the neck
  • Swelling of the salivary glands
  • To evaluate the neck for any signs of lymphadenopathy i.e swollen lymph nodes
  • Thyroid disease
  • Abnormal swellings
  • Difficulty in Swallowing
  • Inflammation
  • Tumours
  • Cysts

 

Preparation for the neck ultrasound scan

No preparation is necessary for this scan.

 

What should I expect during the neck ultrasound scan?

Before the scan, our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. For this ultrasound scan, you will have to expose your neck and remove any jewellery. A small amount of ultrasonic gel will be placed on your neck and the transducer will slide up and down your neck to obtain the required images. During and after the examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take to your doctor.

 

Price: £164.00

 

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About Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging is a medical diagnostic technique where sound waves are being used to image various parts of the body.
Other terms for ultrasound imaging are sonograms, US and sonography.
Ultrasound is widely used these days as it is painless and safe for adults, children and foetuses. There are no side effects such as the ones associated with radiation.
During the ultrasound scan, the sonographer rests a small probe over the skin. This probe produces sound waves, i.e. pulsations, that travel through the tissues. Some sound waves are being reflected back to the transducer, and the computer analyses the returning echoes and produces the image on the screen. It is the same principle as the sonar the navy uses.
Ultrasound is being used to image mostly solid organs such as liver, kidneys, uterus and ovaries, muscles and blood vessels and babies in the womb.
It has, however, limited value in organs such as lungs, bone, stomach and bowel/colon.
Ultrasound images are black and white but colour Doppler is being used to evaluate organ and blood vessel blood flow and this is what the red and blue colours on the screen are.

 

Where can I get an ultrasound scan without a doctor's referral.

In our ultrasound scan clinic in Harley Street, you can book a private abdominal scan without the need for a doctor's referral.

Address: 29 Weymouth Street, Marylebone, London, W1G 7DB

Phone: 020 3633 4902

Email:
info@sonoworld.co.uk
or
sonoworlduk@gmail.com

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