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Thyroid & Neck Ultrasound

London Private Ultrasound (LPU) offers a thyroid and neck ultrasound scan to the male and female patients over 18 years old. The neck and thyroid ultrasound scan is a non-invasive diagnostic imaging technique.
Lump in the neck and non-proper function of the thyroid are the most common reason for having a thyroid & neck Ultrasound diagnostic examination.
This scan includes a comprehensive ultrasound scan of the thyroid and adjacent structures such as submandibular glands, parotid glands, and enlarged lymph nodes in the neck to diagnose suspected neck disease.

  • Evidence of overactivity or abnormally low activity of the thyroid, thyroid disease
  • Abnormal thyroid function blood tests
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Goitre and abnormal swelling in the neck
  • Evaluation of new or known thyroid nodules and their appearance
  • Neck pain and Discomfort
  • To determine the nature of the lumps on the neck
  • Swollen salivary glands
  • To find evidence of lymphadenopathy
  • Follow up on previous findings such as enlarged lump, reactive lymph node or thyroid malfunction
  • A palpable enlarged lump that can be an enlarged lymph node, thyroid tumour, thyroid cyst or thyroid cancer
In this scan we will
  • Evaluate the thyroid gland, salivary glands, neck lymph nodes and adjacent structures with ultrasound
  • Take your relevant medical history
  • Provide 10 minutes consultation
  • Explain all findings during and after your ultrasound scan
  • Write an official scan report within 24 hrs, with appropriate images included in the report
  • Recommend a follow-up ultrasound scan if necessary
  • Offer GP or specialist referral and a Blood Test if needed
  • Detection of the cancer or other life-threatening diseases in the thyroid and neck
  • Detection and differentiation between benign and malignant masses of the neck and thyroid gland
  • To find enlarged lymph nodes, thyroid cysts, nodules or cancers
  • Obstruction or blockage in the salivary gland ducts and the cause of obstruction
  • Cause of enlargement or inflammation of the thyroid, salivary glands and lymph nodes
  • Stone, cyst, tumour, or other pathologies in salivary glands
  • Incidental finding of significant stenosis in the Carotid or vertebral arteries
In some cases, we will recommend a thyroid function or other relevant blood tests.
Apart from moving all jewellery from your neck, there is no essential preparation for this scan. Please inform the specialist if you have neck Arthritis.
Our Ultrasound Specialists will explain the procedure before your scan. You will be guided to lie on your back on the examination couch. A small amount of water-based gel will be applied to your neck. Our specialist will move the probe on your skin to produce diagnostic ultrasound images. You will not feel any discomfort during your ultrasound scan. A Thyroid & neck ultrasound scan is regularly completed within 20 minutes. Our Sonographer will recommend the best course of action, depending on the ultrasound scan findings.
You will receive your results verbally after the scan. However, the Sonographer will examine the relevant images after your appointment and prepare a written report after your scan or within 24 hours with any recommended actions. The report will be sent to you so that you can discuss the findings with your doctor, if required.
There are no risks or side effects associated with the thyroid & neck ultrasound scan. Ultrasound does not use any radiation, which is why doctors prefer to use them to check on developing babies in pregnant women.
Urgent health conditions can happen at any time of the day or night. In London Private Ultrasound, we offer emergency thyroid & neck ultrasound service late evenings, during weekends, Saturdays, or Sundays. Please call 07414165515 to book your urgent thyroid & neck ultrasound appointment now. (Terms and conditions apply)
Combining your ultrasound scan with one of our screening tests will give you a better picture of your health. We will recommend any beneficial screenings when you book online and will also recommend any further tests or screenings after your ultrasound scan. Please add your requested screening ultrasound, blood test or health check-up while you are booking your ultrasound scan appointment.

To book online select the date and time that suits you best – alternatively, please contact us with any questions via the chat, call or email links provided.

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Anna D
Anna D
The team are so so lovely and professional. I’ve only ever seen Pedram and he is an absolute gem of a doctor. He is so patient and so understanding and extremely good and thorough at explaining things. I would always recommend Pedram and his team.
Alex Lockwood
Alex Lockwood
Very quick to access, a well-explained process, a clear and efficient experience and immediate results followed up with the report. Overall it felt very reassuring and the cardiologist was friendly, clear and helpful.
Monica Timofte
Monica Timofte
I recommend this clinic, a team of professionals
Grace Christie
Grace Christie
Really great service and attention to detail during scan. Felt in safe hands.
Kirsty Watson
Kirsty Watson
Excellent service. Very thorough and efficient. Would highly recommend
Charles Guedes
Charles Guedes
Easy to deal. Same day appointment. Very explanatory and helpful
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