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Ultrasound of the Thyroid

Purpose

The thyroid ultrasound examination provides us with information regarding the gland as a whole: its size, structure (homogenous or nodular), possible inflammation and details of circumscribed areas, cysts or tissue growths that are not available through palpation.  Fine-needle biopsies are performed with the help of the ultrasound to establish whether a condition is benign or malignant.  The surrounding tissues, lymph nodes, salivary glands and abnormalities of the neck arteries may be observed.

Advance Preparation

No preparation is required.  For the examination, the patient will be asked to lie down on his or her back.  A pillow will be placed under the shoulder to cause the neck to be taut.  Then the neck area to be treated will be covered with a gel to provide good contact between the skin and the ultrasound probe.       

Contraindications

There are no contraindications.

Patient safety protocol

We consider the safety of our patients and our professionals to be of the utmost importance, therefore, in accordance with the current regulations in force, we implement several protective measures against COVID-19 in our Institute, which you can read about in detail HERE. A negative PCR test is required for oral and other body cavity examinations or interventions if the patient had a positive PCR test in the last 3 weeks prior to the test.

The high level of interest in coronavirus testing has proportionally increased the workload of our telephone customer service. In order to improve our service, we provide a dedicated telephone line for corona virus test appointments: +36 1 999-1727
At the above telephone number - on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. - our colleagues only book appointments for coronavirus testing.

To download the on-site pre-screening questionnaire, please click HERE!

In order to provide mandatory information to the National eHealth Infrastructure (EESZT) in accordance with legal regulations, the basic condition for starting care for all Hungarian citizens is to provide the number of the social security identification card ("TAJ kártya") and to provide credible proof of your personal data. In the case of foreign nationals who do not have a TAJ, the number of the foreign travel document will be recorded.