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Thyroid ultrasound

Duration of the visit

45 to 60 minutes

Duration of the examination (immobility required)

about 15 minutes

What is a thyroid ultrasound?

Thyroid ultrasound provides images of the thyroid gland to detect possible abnormalities. It assesses the characteristics of nodules or cysts located on the thyroid gland if a nodule, goiter or abnormal thyroid hormones are detected. An analysis of their size and tissue structure is possible thanks to this examination. Thyroid ultrasound is used to:

  • distinguish cysts and nodules;
  • detect the existence of a goiter;
  • observe a possible calcification.

Preparation

No preparation is required before a thyroid ultrasound. However, it is recommended to avoid the use of creams or perfumes before the examination.

Book an appointment

Make sure you have your doctor’s prescription on hand before you request a callback for an ultrasound appointment.