A thyroid ultrasound provides a safe and effective way to detect potentially serious health problems. At Orange Diagnostic Ultrasound, Inc., in Orange, California, we use thyroid ultrasounds for preventive and diagnostic measures. To schedule your appointment, call the office or book online today.
A thyroid ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses soundwaves to take detailed images of your thyroid and surrounding soft tissues. It’s painless and noninvasive, but incredibly effective at detecting thyroid-related health problems.
At Orange Diagnostic Ultrasound, Inc., we use thyroid ultrasound to address several concerns, including:
At Orange Diagnostic Ultrasound, Inc., we conduct ultrasounds on-site as an outpatient procedure. Once you arrive, you remove your shirt and lie down on your back. Your technician may inject a series of contrast agents into your bloodstream to improve the quality of your ultrasound images.
Your technician then gently applies a warm, water-based gel to your throat and glides the ultrasound probe (transducer) over your skin. The transducer emits soundwaves that bounce off your thyroid and surrounding tissues. The soundwaves create detailed images that your physician will use to help create a treatment plan.
A thyroid ultrasound doesn’t use any radiation. As soon as your appointment is over, you can get dressed and return to normal activities right away.
Following your thyroid ultrasound, a radiologist reviews your results and submits a report to your primary care physician. Once your physician receives this information, they may call you to schedule a follow-up appointment. During your follow up appointment, your doctor explains the results and makes treatment recommendations.
To schedule your thyroid ultrasound appointment at Orange Diagnostic Ultrasound, Inc., once your physician has written your order, call the office or book online for your appointment.