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Ultrasound of the thyroid gland

The thyroid gland is made up of the left and right lobe and the junction between them, which we call the isthmus. Each lobe is about 2 - 2.5 cm wide and about 4 cm long and the gland weighs about 12 - 20 g in total. However, this depends on the sex, size of the person, functional and hormonal status and other factors. The thyroid gland produces 2 hormones: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which are essential for life and the hormone calcitonin, which regulates calcium metabolism.

The importance of diagnostic treatment

Ultrasound of the thyroid gland is a fast, painless, simple and harmless method of visualizing morphological changes of the thyroid that has been used since the mid 1960s. Today, it has established itself as a necessary standard of treatment in the diagnosis and monitoring of almost all thyroid disorders, since it provides a series of useful information such as the position, size, structure, blood supply and relationship of the thyroid gland with other organs in the neck in a short time. It is a necessary method for the diagnosis of autoimmune thyroid changes (Hashimoto's disease, Basedow-Graves disease), non-immune inflammatory changes (subacute and acute thyroiditis), goiter, nodules and cysts in the thyroid gland, suspected thyroid cancer development or thyroid metastases and reduced (hypothyroidism) or increased thyroid function (hyperthyroidism), but also in all other conditions for which it is estimated that a thyroid disorder could be their cause (heart disorders, elevated blood pressure, obesity, etc.).

If you are in need for ultrasound of the thyroid gland, react in a timely manner and arrange an appointment in St. Catherine.

Ultrasound of the thyroid gland

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