What is the objective of this scan?

The aim of the neck/thyroid ultrasound scan is to assess the:

  • Thyroid gland
  • Neck Lumps
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes

Reasons for this scan may include:

Assessment of:

  • Thyroid appearance
  • Thyroid disease
  • Neck Lump
  • Abnormal lymph nodes
  • Abnormal swellings/growths
  • Inflammation
  • Cysts

What is included with this ultrasound scan?

An electronic ultrasound report of the examination including any measurements same day as your appointment.

What does the scan involve?

During the scan you will be asked to lie down and jelly will be placed over your skin. An ultrasound probe will then be placed on your skin and moved around. An image will appear on the monitor which will be translated by a professionally qualified Ultrasonographer. The examination lasts around 10-15 minutes and is pain free. At the end of the examination the Ultrasonographer will give you a verbal report with a formal ultrasound scan report with any recommendations being sent to you which you can take to your regular healthcare professional.

Preparation for the scan

No specific preparation is required for this scan.