Thyroid Ultrasound

What are clinicians looking at?

A THYROID ultrasound looks primarily at the thyroid gland, but the salivary glands or neck on the left and/ or right may also be visualized if requested by your doctor.

What is the preparation?

There is no preparation for a thyroid gland ultrasound. We ask that you wear a shirt the is able to be unbuttoned, crew neck, v neck, no turtle necks or necklaces please.

What will the sonographer do?

You will be asked to lie down on a table on your back with your neck exposed. An odourless and water-soluble gel will be put on your skin by the sonographer. This helps to transmit the sound waves and allows easy movement of the probe or transducer over the skin. The sonographer will move the probe along the skin while taking pictures of all of the neck structures as requested by your doctor.

How long does this take?

This appointment will take up to 30 minutes.


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AdvantAGE Ontario

 Ontario Association of Radiology Managers - OARM

Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences - OAMRS

College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario - CMRTO

Independent Diagnostic CLinics Association - IDCA