Thyroid Ultrasound

Thyroid Ultrasound

Your physician may order a thyroid ultrasound if a thyroid function check is abnormal or if a growth is felt on your thyroid while examining your neck. 

An Abdominal Ultrasound creates real-time images of the major organs of the body, such as the heart, stomach, liver, and kidneys. An Abdomincal Ultrasound may be commonly used to diagnose gall stones, pancreatic of renal masses, abdominal aortic aneurysms, liver disease, and other issues affecting the organs.

 

Preparation: Fasting. Patients should not eat or drink for 6-8 hours before the exam.

Typical Procedure Time: 30 Minutes

Abdominal ultrasounds are most typically used when the following indications are present:

  • Bloating
  • Irritability