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Thyroid ultrasound

Thyroid ultrasound (US) is painless, highly informative and fast visual diagnostic examination, which helps to evaluate the thyroid size, volume, shape, structure and blood supply.

Thyroid US examination is harmless, since it is done using ultrasound – high frequency sound waves, therefore it can be also performed on pregnant women.

Medical clinic “Medicīnas centrs ARS” and ARS Diagnostic Clinic use for thyroid ultrasound examinations the Premium class USG diagnostic equipment to ensure accurate and high-value diagnostic opportunities.

When a physician assigns thyroid US examination?

  • When the patient has a visually visible or by – tough felt enlarged thyroid gland;
  • If, when touching the thyroid gland, nodules are felt;
  • If there are complaints of pressing, unpleasant sensations or pains in the neck;
  • If there are changes in the results of thyroid laboratory tests;
  • If there are chronic diseases, examination is carried out at least once a year as recommended by the attending physician;
  • It is recommended as a screening method also for patients, who have no specific complaints and /or sudden changes in the results of thyroid laboratory tests, because also in such cases, while performing US, thyroid nodules are tend to be detected

During performance of thyroid US examination it is possible to diagnose:

  • Enlargement of thyroid gland,
  • Thyroid nodules,
  • Chronic or acute inflammations,
  • Various formations.

How to get ready for examination?

Examination requires no prior preparations.

Important:

Changes in thyroid gland and function disorders tend to entail a range of health problems. The most common are:

  • Metabolic disorders;
  • Increased blood pressure;
  • Heart rhythm disorders;
  • Considerable weight gain /loss;
  • Menstrual disorders etc.

For information:

Thyroid gland is one of the endocrine glands. It locates in the anterior aspect of the neck, usually its shape is compared to a butterfly. Thyroid gland regulates metabolism, produces hormones etc. Diagnostic of thyroid diseases usually starts with blood analyses, which reveal the functional condition of the thyroid gland, and US, which allows evaluating whether there are any structural changes.

Thyroid ultrasound examination is performed by:

Medical clinic “Medicīnas centrs ARS”
Skolas Street 5, Riga
Phone: +371 67 201 007
ARS Diagnostic Clinic
J. Asara Street 3, Riga
Phone: +371 66 929 750

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