What it’s like to get a Thyroid Ultrasound Exam
If you have trouble swallowing, trouble breathing, have pain in your neck or notice a lump in your neck, your doctor may want you to get a thyroid ultrasound. The exam can help diagnose thyroid cancer, of which there will be an estimated 56,870 new cases in 2017 according to the American Cancer Society. A thyroid ultrasound is an extremely easy test, it involves no radiation, and it doesn’t take long. If your doctor says you need a thyroid ultrasound exam, here’s what to expect:
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About Dr. Henley:
David S. Henley, M.D. is a board certified interventional and body radiologist for Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI), serving our outpatient centers in Bellingham, Federal Way, Lakewood and Puyallup. Most recently, Dr. Henley practiced at Highline Medical Center in Washington State and served as the radiology department medical director. Read his full bio here.
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