If you’re experiencing thyroid irregularities, the Linden Medical Group experts offer thyroid ultrasound to detect abnormalities. If you notice an enlarged or growing thyroid and any new bumps, the team can examine your concerns immediately at the Linden or Clifton, New Jersey, office. Call today to schedule an appointment or book online through the reservation portal.
A thyroid ultrasound uses advanced imaging technology to emit high-frequency soundwaves into your thyroid. This produces an image on a nearby screen and allows a Linden Medical Group expert to assess and look for any strange occurrences.
A thyroid ultrasound is an effective, painless procedure that doesn’t require using X-rays, needles, or surgical methods. This makes thyroid ultrasound low-risk and time-efficient.
If you’re experiencing a growing thyroid nodule or goiter, you should seek medical attention. Typically, your provider performs a thyroid ultrasound to determine the exact location of a growing node. Thyroid ultrasounds also determine the appearance of a node and if it contains features that may require a thyroid biopsy.
Thyroid ultrasound also identifies additional nodes that may be easily missed during a physical examination, and the team uses ultrasounds to monitor growth progress in subsequent appointments.
You’ll be asked to lie down on a nearby operating table when you arrive for your scheduled appointment. Because the Linden Medical Group expert requires access to your neck, you should avoid wearing tight clothing that obscures the treatment area.
The specialist then applies a water-based gel to your neck that aids the ultrasound’s efficacy. The ultrasound produces images in real time, allowing doctors to assess and diagnose potential concerns quickly.
After your thyroid ultrasound, your provider will wipe away any remaining gel, and you can continue normal daily activities.
You should expect a thyroid ultrasound to take 30-60 minutes for the procedure itself. An entire visit, including check-in, may take up to 1.5 hours.
The expert must take their time when observing the ultrasound to detect any abnormalities or rule out causes of concern. If the specialist finds any abnormal imagery, they may be able to provide an immediate diagnosis or require that you schedule a follow-up visit for a thyroid biopsy.
You can schedule a thyroid ultrasound by calling the offices in Clifton or Linden, New Jersey, or reserve a timeslot online through the online booking tool.