INDICATIONS

Classification of a palpated lump. eg solid, cystic, mixed

Evaluate adjacent structures

Determining the location of a palpable lump (within or outside of the thyroid)

Identifying a cause for hyperthyroidism

Identifying a cause for hypothyroidism

Multi Nodular Goitre (MNG): Follow up nodules

Difficulty swallowing

 

LIMITATIONS: The lower part of a very enlarged thyroid may extend into the chest and not be visible on ultrasound.

 

PREPARATION: Please wear clothing that allows access to the front of your neck.

 

SCAN PROCEDURE: You will lie on a scanning bed during your procedure, which will take approximately 20 minutes. Ultrasound jelly will be placed on your skin to allow transmission of ultrasound waves from a hand held probe which is moved over your neck. The procedure does not cause any discomfort or pain.

 

POST PROCEDURE: There are no post procedure precautions.

 

RESULTS: The images obtained by the sonographer will be analysed and interpreted by the Radiologist.

 Your procedure report will be sent electronically to your referring doctor. Please inform us of when you plan to follow up with your doctor so that your report can be prioritised. A hyperlink will be added to the report that will allow your doctor to access your images.

We provide long term electronic storage of your report and images, so you may obtain a copy either on the day of the scan or in the future.