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Ultrasound



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  • Preparing for a Thyroid Ultrasound

    • You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing with a low neckline for your ultrasound exam. You may need to remove all clothing and jewelry in the area to be examined.
    • You may be asked to wear a gown during the procedure.
  • What to Expect During the Exam

    • During the exam, a sonographer trained in ultrasound imaging will press a small hand-held transducer against your skin and move it over the area being examined. A small amount of gel will be used to help eliminate air pockets between your skin and the device.
    • The transducer sends information to a computer, which composes detailed images based on the patterns created by the sound waves.
    • An ultrasound is usually a painless procedure. However, you may experience some mild discomfort as the sonographer guides the transducer over your body. A typical ultrasound exam takes from 30 minutes to an hour.
  • After the Exam

    • Because ultrasounds are a noninvasive medical procedure, there should be little to no lasting discomfort after your procedure, and there are no post-procedure requirements for patients.
  • About Thyroid Ultrasounds

    Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Ultrasound exams do not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays). Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.

    An ultrasound of the thyroid produces a picture of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located in front of the neck just below the Adam's apple and is shaped like a butterfly, with two lobes on either side of the neck connected by a narrow band of tissue. It is one of nine endocrine glands located throughout the body that make and send hormones into the bloodstream.

    For additional information visit www.radiologyinfo.org