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Overview

The USG – Thyroid is used to produce images of the thyroid gland in one’s neck by using sound waves.

What is USG – Thyroid?

The USG – Thyroid is used to examine any cysts, nodules, or tumors that a person may have within the thyroid gland of the neck.

If the results of a thyroid function test are abnormal, a doctor may recommend the USG – Thyroid procedure. The test is also done to check the growth of one’s thyroid if it feels unusual during a physical exam.

A USG – Thyroid is also performed to check if a thyroid gland is overactive or underactive. It can also be performed as a preliminary test of the gland and on the tissues around it for a biopsy later.

How is USG – Thyroid Performed?

The USG – Thyroid test is performed as follows:

  • The patient lies face-up on a table and may be asked to turn to either side.
  • A sonographer applies a clear gel over their thyroid area.
  • The gel is removed after the images are taken.

The procedure takes about 30 minutes to complete.

Side effects/Risks Of USG – Thyroid

Unlike X-rays, the USG – Thyroid examination does not make use of any radiation and is thus completely safe. It is also recommended for pregnant women.

Preparation Before Performing USG – Thyroid

The following points have to be kept in mind while preparing for a USG – Thyroid:

  • Wear comfortable clothing for the examination.
  • Remove all the jewelry or accessories around the neck before the test.

Post-care After USG – Thyroid

After the USG – Thyroid examination, one can resume their daily activities without any issues.

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