A USG (Ultrasound) Neck/Thyroid examination is a diagnostic imaging procedure used to assess the neck and thyroid gland. It involves using ultrasound waves to create detailed images of the structures in the neck region, including the thyroid gland, lymph nodes, and surrounding tissues.
Duration : 05 min to 10 min
Preparation for a USG Neck/Thyroid examination typically involves the following steps:
Clothing: Wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothing that allows easy access to the neck area. It is advisable to avoid wearing any accessories or jewelry around the neck.
Medications: Inform your healthcare provider about any medications you are currently taking, including thyroid medications or blood thinners. Your healthcare provider will provide guidance on whether any adjustments to your medications are necessary prior to the examination.
Fasting: In most cases, there is no requirement for fasting before a USG Neck/Thyroid examination. You can eat and drink as usual before the procedure.
Neck Exposure: Ensure that your neck area is easily accessible by removing any scarves, turtlenecks, or other clothing that may obstruct the examination.
Previous Reports: If you have any previous ultrasound or medical reports related to your neck or thyroid, bring them along to provide a complete medical history and assist in the interpretation of the current ultrasound findings.