A CD Thyroid Test or the Colour Doppler Ultrasound Thyroid Scan is a medical procedure that uses sound waves to produce pictures of the thyroid gland within the neck. The doctor would recommend a CD Thyroid Test to evaluate lumps and nodules that can be found in a physical examination.
What is a CD Thyroid Test?
Ultrasound imaging of the thyroid gland is done using a small probe and ultrasound gel that is applied directly on the skin through which high free soundwaves travel into the body from the probe. Images are created through these waves and no radiation is used. A CD Thyroid Test produces images of the thyroid gland and adjacent structures in the neck and a Doppler ultrasound is often used to detect problems in blood flow.
How is a CD Thyroid Test performed?
The procedure may last from about a few minutes to half an hour.
The patient lies down with face up on the moving or turnable ultrasound table.
The radiologist will apply warm water-based gel to the neck.
The transducer or the probe will be placed on the body and moved back and forth over the neck to obtain images of the thyroid gland.
Side effects or risks of a CD Thyroid Test
The CD Thyroid scan is a non-invasive and does not produce any ionising radiation too. There are no harmful effects observed on humans.
Preparation before performing a CD Thyroid Test
The CD Thyroid Test requires minimal preparation:
Inform the doctor if you are pregnant or have any health conditions.
Wear comfortable clothing and remove all jewellery and metal. You might be required to wear a hospital gown during the procedure.
It might occasionally be uncomfortable, but CD Ultrasound Thyroid Scans are not painful.
Post-care after a CD Thyroid Test
The CD Thyroid Test does not cause any symptoms that require recovery.
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