What is a Neck scan and why have it?

Thyroid and neck is a non-invasive and painless ultrasound scan aimed at detecting any abnormalities.

Neck ultrasound scans are usually initiated after a neck lump or swelling is found.

Other reasons to consider a neck scan may include a feeling of neck discomfort, enlarged lymph nodes, known thyroid disease or abnormal thyroid blood test, as well as blocked salivary glands.

Carotid neck Doppler is another type of neck scan that checks blood flow within neck vessels that feed brain and can give early indication of atherosclerosis.

How is the Neck scan performed?

Our Doctor would ask you to rest in a comfortable position laying on your back, while she spreads small amount of ultrasound gel to your neck and then gently applies the ultrasound probe – gliding easily on the surface of the skin.

There is absolutely no pain or discomfort caused by the ultrasound scan,.

What will the scan examine?

  • Thyroid,
  • Salivary glands,
  • Adjacent neck structures,
  • Submandibular glands,
  • Parotid glands,
  • Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck

Carotid Doppler can be applied as an optional separate scan

Can Neck scan detect Thyroid cancer?

Yes, an ultrasound diagnostic scan can detect thyroid cancer – some cancers are very visible and clear to see, while some may appear less obvious and visible during the ultrasound examination.

In those cases when there are suspicious or adverse findings,Doctor will recommend a biopsy or further imaging such as MRI, in order to clarify it with certainty.

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