The thyroid gland, located in the front of the neck, plays a crucial role in regulating the body's metabolism. Thyroid ultrasound allows doctors to visualize this gland and detect possible abnormalities or alterations in its structure and function.
What is Ultrasound?
Ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body. By targeting the thyroid gland, this method provides an accurate and detailed representation of its size, shape and structure.
Applications of Thyroid Ultrasound
This study is vital for:
- Nodule detection: Small masses that can arise in the thyroid.
- Goiter evaluation: Enlargement of the thyroid gland.
- Guide for biopsies: If suspicious nodules are detected, ultrasound may be used to guide a biopsy.
- Monitoring of known nodules: Observe the size and characteristics over time.
- Inflammation detection: Like thyroiditis.
Benefits of Thyroid Ultrasound
- Non-invasive: No incisions or surgical procedures are required.
- No radiation: Unlike other imaging methods, ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation.
- Accurate and reliable: Provides clear and detailed images of the thyroid gland.
- Accessible and economical: Compared with other imaging techniques.
Thyroid ultrasound is an essential tool for the evaluation and monitoring of conditions that affect this gland. Provides medical professionals with essential information about thyroid health and function, ensuring proper diagnosis and efficient treatment.
Requirements: Prior Appointment