Thyroid and Neck Ultrasound Scan
The thyroid and neck ultrasound scan is used for diagnosing suspected thyroid disease, for example, a lump in the thyroid or a thyroid that is not functioning properly. Goitre is swelling of the thyroid gland due to multiple nodules and it is a very common reason why our clients book an ultrasound appointment with us.
It is more common to feel lumps on the neck as the structures are superficial. In most cases, these lumps are normal re-active neck lymph nodes and a neck ultrasound scan will help to confirm this. Salivary glands often also cause discomfort or get swollen due to small stones stuck in salivary ducts.
The purpose of this thyroid and neck scan is:
- Evaluate the Thyroid gland
- Salivary glands
- Adjacent structures in the neck
Reasons for having a Thyroid and Neck ultrasound scan:
- History of thyroid problems
- To check the appearance of a known thyroid nodule
- Determine the nature and origin of a lump arising from the neck
- Swelling of the salivary glands
- To evaluate the neck for any signs of lymphadenopathy i.e swollen lymph nodes
- Thyroid disease
- Abnormal swellings
- Difficulty in Swallowing
Preparation for the neck ultrasound scan
No preparation is necessary for this scan.
What should I expect during the neck ultrasound scan?
Before the scan, our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. For this ultrasound scan, you will have to expose your neck and remove any jewellery. A small amount of ultrasonic gel will be placed on your neck and the transducer will slide up and down your neck to obtain the required images. During and after the examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take to your doctor.
Thyroid and Neck Ultrasound Q&A
We offer evening and weekends appointments. You can choose the most suitable time and day by visiting our online booking diary. If for any reason, however, you can not find a suitable ultrasound scan appointment please contact us via e-mail or phone.
It is our philosophy that private healthcare and in our case ultrasound imaging should be affordable and available to all of us as our health is the most important thing is in this world. This is why our medical scans are competitively priced with no hidden extras.
You are in the right place if you are looking for a private ultrasound scan in London. At Sonoworld Diagnostics, London we offer an extensive range of private ultrasound scans in a convenient central London at the beginning of Harley Street.
We offer same day and out of hours private ultrasound scan appointments in days and times to suit your busy schedule.
Our consultant sonographers are very experienced in the field of medical ultrasound so you can rest assured that your health is in good hands. We use the latest ultrasound scan diagnostic equipment to increase diagnostic accuracy. Sonoworld Diagnostics has been providing ultrasound scan services to NHS and private sector since 2012 and therefore is well established in the field of medical ultrasound.
At our ultrasound scan clinic in London, we are able to offer you ultrasound scans in a clean and comfortable environment without the wait associated with the ultrasound scans provided by the NHS.
Our ultrasound clinic specialises in diagnostic private ultrasound scans to provide you with quick diagnosis and the much-needed reassurance about your health, within a convenient location.
The cost of a private ultrasound scan shouldn’t be prohibited when it comes to someone’s wellbeing. This is why our prices are competitive and affordable with no compromise to the level of care. The price you see is the price you pay with no hidden extras. We have hundreds of happy clients including GP’s, consultants, radiologists and midwives to name a few. This is because our clients know that Sonoworld will get the best ultrasound service with no compromise in diagnostic accuracy or the level of service.
We are conveniently located in the heart of London, in Harley street just a few minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus station..
We offer same day appointments in a clean and caring environment.
Our sonographers are advanced consultant practitioners with years of ultrasound scanning experience. They are fully qualified, registered with the HCPC, BMUS and SoR. They perform a large number of diagnostic scans every week and they are always up today with the newest technological trends and ultrasound guidelines. You can, therefore, rest assured that your health and the health of your baby and loved ones in good hands. is in good hands.
We have thousands of happy clients and five-star reviews on independent websites.
A sonographer, otherwise known as ultrasonographer is a highly trained and specialised healthcare professional who performs and understands medical ultrasound scans and images, will perform your Private ultrasound investigation and provide you with a diagnostic report of the findings, that you can take to your doctor for continuity of care. Our sonographers will also discuss the results with you during and after your examination.
Our sonographers are advanced consultant practitioners with years of ultrasound scanning experience. They are fully qualified, registered with the HCPC, BMUS and SoR. They perform a large number of diagnostic scans every week and they are always up today with the newest technological trends and ultrasound guidelines. You can, therefore, rest assured that your health and the health of your baby and loved ones in good hands.
Ultrasound imaging is a medical diagnostic technique where sound waves are being used to image various parts of the body.
Other terms for ultrasound imaging are sonograms, US and sonography.
Ultrasound is widely used these days as it is painless and safe for adults, children and foetuses. There are no side effects such as the ones associated with radiation.
During the ultrasound scan, the sonographer rests a small probe over the skin. This probe produces sound waves i.e pulsations that travel through the tissues. Some of the sound waves are being reflected back to the transducer and the computer analyses the returning echoes and produces the image on the screen. It is the same principle as the sonar the navy uses.
Ultrasound is being used to image mostly solid organs such as liver, kidneys, uterus and ovaries, muscles and blood vessels and babies in the womb.
It has, however, limited value in organs such lungs, bone, stomach and bowel/colon.
Ultrasound images are black and white but colour Doppler is being used to evaluate organ and blood vessel blood flow and this is what the red and blue colours on the screen are.
In our ultrasound scan clinic in Harley Street, you can book a private scan without the need for a doctor's referral.
Sound travels in waves. Ultrasound is sound which travels at a higher frequency than we can hear.
Ultrasound examinations known as scans are done by building up pictures from the return of sound waves as they bounce back from any resistance they meet. The sound waves can be directed to and bounced back from the surfaces of various structures within the body to form pictures on a television screen.
The ultrasound waves are sent to and from the body by moving a hand-held sensor which is similar to a microphone over the surface of the skin of the area to be examined. Pictures, known as images are taken for doctors and senior radiographers look at them and diagnose your condition.
Ultrasound scans can be used to diagnose a variety of conditions. They are also used to guide the position of needles for injections.
An ultrasound scan of the thyroid will provide information about the appearance of your thyroid and any pathology.
This will help to diagnose or exclude a wide range of thyroid conditions such as thyroiditis and the existence of bening or malignant thyroid nodules.