Thyroid Ultrasound Scan

What conditions can be detected with a Thyroid ultrasound scan?

Thyroid ultrasound is usually performed to assess an existing lump or enlargement of the thyroid gland. The ultrasound scan can establish whether the lump is within the gland or outside the gland. It can also establish whether the lump is a cyst or a soft tissue nodule. Cysts are usually benign i.e. not cancerous.

How long is the appointment?

20 minutes is required to complete the examination.

How much does it cost?

The cost of this scan is £95.

You can combine any other package with this package for an additional charge of £40 per package.

Please note that this may not be possible for certain packages eg musculo-skeletal as this is a very specialised area and only Sonographers with a specialist interest in this area will be able to perform this examination.

How should I prepare for the scan?

No preparation is required

What will I experience during the examination?

The examination will be carried out by a qualified Sonographer. The procedure is non-invasive and painless. The Sonographer will move a probe lubricated with warm gel over your neck to obtain necessary images.

When do I get the results?

We will send a signed report of our findings to your doctor. You should then arrange an appointment with your GP who will explain our findings to you.

We feel that your doctor is best placed to explain the findings to you because he will have details of blood tests and other investigations that may have been carried out.