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Ultrasound Thyroid

Thyroid ultrasound uses sound waves to produce pictures of the thyroid gland within the neck.

What to Bring

  • Your medical provider order (Your provider may have already sent this to us.)
  • Personal ID
  • Insurance card(s)

How to Prepare

  • If you have a specific concern with your thyroid, you should inform the technologist.
  • If you wear an on-body device (insulin pump, insulin regulators, Neulasta, other chemo/insulin devices, etc.), you must inform your X-ray technologist. Some of these devices cannot be in the room during the exam.
  • No risks are associated with a thyroid ultrasound. Unlike X-rays, radiation is not involved with this test.

What to Expect

  • You may be asked to remove clothing and to wear a gown during your exam.
  • You may need to remove jewelry in the area to be examined.
  • The room is usually dark so the images can be seen clearly on the computer screen.
  • During the exam, you will be asked to lie on a table.
  • Warm gel will be placed on the neck area. This will help with the transmission of the sound waves.
  • You may feel slight pressure on the neck as the transducer is moved.
  • Please allow 45 minutes from the time you check in to the completion of the test.

Getting the Results

A radiologist (a physician who is specially trained in reading and interpreting diagnostic and ultrasound images) will interpret the ultrasound results and send the information to your medical provider.

Schedule an Appointment

Call North Oaks Scheduling between 7 am and 5:30 pm.
Hammond: (985) 230-7777
Livingston: (225) 686-4899

If you are a medical provider and need to send an order, please fax it to (985) 230-6781.