Please report to Admitting 15 minutes before your scheduled exam time.
PURPOSE: A Thyroid exam is performed for abnormal thyroid labs, palpable lump or increased gland size, hypo and hyper thyroidism or abnormal finding on other imaging - CT, MRI or Nuclear Medicine.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Patient will be scanned lying down on a cart. A gel (lotion) will be applied to the area being scanned. A series of images will be obtained.
TIME FRAME: 20 - 30 minutes
POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: None.
IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, INFORM THE TECHNOLOGIST BEFORE THE EXAM.