What to expect during your
During a thyroid ultrasound, a small handheld device called a transducer is placed on the skin over the thyroid area. This transducer emits high-frequency sound waves that bounce off the thyroid gland and surrounding tissues. The echoes produced by these sound waves are then converted into real-time images that are displayed on a monitor. This imaging technique is non-invasive, painless, and does not involve the use of ionizing radiation like X-rays. During your Thyroid Ultrasound, you will be asked to lie down on an examination table, typically on your back.
The procedure includes the following:
After the procedure, the images and findings of your Thyroid Ultrasound will be reviewed by a radiologist, who will generate a report for your healthcare provider. We will share the report with you via a HIPAA compliant email, as well as fax the report to your healthcare provider. You must follow up with your healthcare provider for a clinical exam based on your concern and to review your results. It is important for you to understand that you may have problems, disease, or abnormalities, but this study may not find them. You may need additional imaging or tests.