Thyroid

Please report to Admitting 15 minutes before your scheduled exam time.

PREP: None

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.