Definitions and examples of Neck Ultrasounds are presented in two views.
An ultrasound of the neck uses high frequency sound waves to create a live image from inside of a patient’s body. It is a painless test that is used in the medical field today.
As an ultrasound uses sound waves rather than radiation, it is regarded as being a safe scan. Because of this, it is the preferred method to use during pregnancy.
An ultrasound diagnoses problems with internal organs, blood vessels, and soft tissue structures within the body. Although generally associated with being used during pregnancy, an ultrasound is used to examine many other parts of the body including the gallbladder, liver, kidneys, pancreas, bladder, and many other internal structures.
A carotid ultrasound uses sound waves to examine the structure and function of the carotid arteries in a patient's neck.
Ultrasounds are used for a multitude of reasons. A physician may order an ultrasound if a patient is experiencing any pain, swelling, or other abnormalities that require an internal view of the organs.
A neck ultrasound can be used to guide doctors or surgeons during a procedure, such as a biopsy. They are important in planning for certain types of therapy and surgery, as well as in the aftermath to determine whether the patient’s body is responding to treatment.
Ultrasounds can be used to detect cysts, obstructions, and infections in the body. They can also measure blood flow in the arteries to detect blockages.
An ultrasound may be used to check for certain cancers in various different ways including to detect abnormal tumors, growths or lumps.
A neck ultrasound can be used to observe the thyroid gland to look for nodules, growths, or tumors.
An ultrasound of the neck is used to examine the carotid arteries located on each side of a patient's neck. The arteries deliver blood from your heart to your brain.
A neck ultrasound can be used to test for blocked or narrowed carotid arteries, which can indicate an increased risk of stroke.
An ultrasound of the neck and the carotid arteries can help a physician determine what kind of treatment is needed to lower risk of stroke.
Views of the carotid artery, the main artery in your neck, are a common reason for a ultrasound.
Neck ultrasounds are painless and used for a variety of reasons.
Above: Ultrasounds can measure the conditions, including blood flow, in the neck.
Since the procedure is very relaxed, neck ultrasounds are done while the patient is awake.
Thyroid gland ultrasounds in the neck can now help doctors with options for treatment.
Images of the thyroid, like shown here, are just one of the reasons doctors order a neck ultrasound.
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