In USG – Neck, sound waves are used to diagnose issues with the carotid arteries, lymph nodes, or the thyroid gland in the neck.
What Is USG – Neck?
The USG – Neck is a procedure used to determine any abnormalities in the tissues of the neck. Instead of radiation like an X-ray, this process uses sound waves.
The USG – Neck procedure can reveal any blockages in the carotid arteries, detect whether there is a lump that requires further biopsy, or the extent of lymphoma. It can also determine the growth of thyroid and help in planning out a new treatment.
A USG – Neck is recommended to someone with a lump in their neck, severe pain, high blood pressure, or someone at risk of a stroke.
How is USG – Neck Performed?
The USG – Neck test is performed as follows:
- The patient is asked to lie on the back on a table.
- A clear gel is applied over their neck area.
- The sonographer rubs a transducer on the area and takes images.
The procedure is short and takes 15-20 minutes to finish.
Side effects/Risks Of USG – Neck
Since the process of USG – Neck does not use any radiation or radio frequencies, it is a safe procedure. However, the clear gel may irritate some people. In that case, inform the sonographer immediately.
Preparation before performing USG – Neck
There’s little to no preparation required for USG – Neck. The patient is asked to wear loose, comfortable clothing for the procedure.
Post-care After USG – Neck
The patient can continue normal activities after their USG – Neck procedure.
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