Ultrasound of the thyroid gland is carried out quite painlessly and at any convenient time for the patient. It helps to identify the exact size of the contour and the shape of the organ. Determines the correct location of the thyroid gland in relation to other organs. The main thing helps to detect tumor and inflammatory lesions of tissues, nodular and cystic formations.
Indications for ultrasound of the thyroid gland:
Ultrasound is indicated to people over 40 years old, for those who live in areas of iodine deficiency and those who regularly take hormonal medications.
Carrying out of ultrasonic research
US of the thyroid gland is performed by an ultrasound scanner. On the examination area (neck), a gel is applied to improve the signal. The sensor shows the picture of the organ under study on the screen.
To perform ultrasound of the thyroid gland, no preparation is required. The study shows minute changes that makes it possible to capture the tumor process, at the very beginning and prevent the degeneration of a benign tumor into thyroid cancer.
Norms of ultrasound of the thyroid gland is when:
The volume of the thyroid gland in women is up to 18 cm3. , In men up to 25 cm3. The size of the thyroid gland varies from person to person, therefore an individual approach is required from doctors-uzi or endocrinologists.