Thyroid ultrasound – is a secure external examination, using the sensor of high-frequency sound waves, to get the image of the organs and to evaluate their structure in real-time. Ionizing radiation is not used during medical ultrasound. During the procedure, the doctor can use ultrasound doppler echocardiography to evaluate the bloodstream in the detected pathological formation.
Thyroid Ultrasound is recommended for those who have difficulties in swallowing (lump in the throat), nervousness, insomnia, increased tearfulness and irritability, weight loss, weakness, fatigue, prolonged fever, heart palpitations, swelling of the face, obesity, dryness and dehydrations of the skin, fragility of nails. Medical ultrasound of thyroid is also indicated for persons older than 35 years old; for those who live in the area of iodine deficiency; for people, whose closest relatives have thyroid disease and diabetes; for persons who spend much time at the computer; for those whose work requires frequent journeys to different climate zones. Medical ultrasound of thyroid is also recommended for women planning pregnancy, because some thyroid diseases (for example hypothyroidism) may have a negative impact on pregnancy and on fetal development. As a rule, medical ultrasound of thyroid is assigned by an endocrinologist or gynecologist-endocrinologist.