Ultrasound of the thyroid gland Cracow

Thyroid ultrasound examination in Cracow

Ultrasound examination (ultrasound) of the thyroid gland is a basic and non-invasive method of imaging this gland. In our medical center in Krakow, we offer thyroid ultrasound at the highest level – with the use of modern equipment and experienced staff.

Ultrasound allows for accurate imaging of the structure of the thyroid gland, its size and location, as well as detecting possible lesions, such as nodules or cysts. This test is a valuable diagnostic method in the case of suspected thyroid disease and a monitoring tool during the treatment of these diseases.

We invite you to make an appointment for a thyroid ultrasound at our center. We offer convenient access to services, modern equipment and professional service.

Price list of thyroid ultrasound in Cracow

Ultrasound of the thyroid gland from PLN 200 MD, PhD Tomasz Gach
dr. Łukasz Kluczyński
dr. Monika Kupiec
dr. Damian Ucieklak

The most important information about thyroid ultrasound in Krakow

What is an ultrasound examination of the thyroid gland?

Thyroid ultrasound is an imaging test that uses ultrasound waves to assess the structure and function of the thyroid gland. It allows to visualize the location, size, shape of the thyroid gland and detect possible pathological changes within it.

Where is thyroid ultrasound performed in Krakow?

Thyroid ultrasound is performed in the city of Krakow Prokocim.

Prokocim Medical Center, al. Adolfa Dygasiński 2d, 30-820 Cracow

Access by public transport: Przystanek Bieżanowska
tram lines: 3, 9, 13, 24, 49
bus lines: 144, 173, 301, 304, 314, 503

What does a thyroid ultrasound look like?

Thyroid ultrasound is completely non-invasive. The patient lies on his back with his neck exposed. The doctor applies a special gel to the skin and then applies the head of the ultrasound machine, which sends sound waves and receives their echo. An image of the structures in the studied area is created on the monitor.

How long does a thyroid ultrasound take?

A standard thyroid ultrasound examination takes approx. 15-20 minutes. If additional techniques such as Doppler or elastography are required, the examination time may be slightly longer.

How to prepare for a thyroid ultrasound?

You do not need to prepare for a thyroid ultrasound. It is only recommended to remove any jewelry or clothing from the neck that could obscure the image. If you have the results of previous thyroid gland tests, take them with you.

Is thyroid ultrasound painful?

Thyroid ultrasound is not a painful examination. During the examination, the patient may feel slight discomfort due to the pressure of the head of the braces on the neck.

When is a thyroid ultrasound recommended?

Thyroid ultrasound is recommended when thyroid disease is suspected on the basis of clinical symptoms or abnormal hormonal test results. It is also used to control during the treatment of these diseases and to monitor focal lesions in the gland, e.g. nodules.

What can be detected in a thyroid ultrasound?

An ultrasound of the thyroid gland can detect, m.in:

  • changes in the size of the gland (enlargement, decrease)
  • nodules and cysts
  • inflammatory foci
  • foci of autonomic thyroid tissue
  • features suggestive of a malignant neoplasm.

What tests complement/confirm the diagnosis after ultrasound?

Depending on the findings in the ultrasound and the suspicion of a specific disease, the following may be performed: fine needle biopsy of the thyroid gland, scintigraphy, hormonal blood tests (e.g. TSH, antibodies), genetic tests. They are used to confirm and refine the diagnosis.

Who performs thyroid ultrasound?

Thyroid ultrasound examination is performed by doctors specializing in endocrinology, surgery or radiology, who have appropriate skills in the field of ultrasound diagnostics.

How to read thyroid ultrasound results?

The result of the ultrasound examination includes a description of the image of the thyroid gland along with an assessment of its size, position, echogenicity of the parenchyma and the presence and nature of possible focal lesions. The doctor orally discusses these results with the patient, explaining their significance.