We are extremely pleased to let you know that we are now working with the London Private Ultrasound Clinic.
In many European countries, an ultrasound is part and parcel of the diagnostic process for thyroid disease. However, in the UK most of the time only the TSH test is done to diagnose thyroid disease although in some areas, the FT4 test is done.
Thyroid antibody testing is sometimes undertaken once but after that, it is considered unnecessary. However, some people have Hashimoto’s but the thyroid function tests are not out of range and therefore no treatment is offered.
An ultrasound test will show whether you have any anomalies such as:
- Nodules , cysts or tumours within the thyroid gland
- Cause of inflammation or enlargement of the thyroid gland (possible Hashimoto’s)
- Detection and differentiation between benign and malignant masses of the neck and thyroid gland
Thyroid UK believes that having a thyroid ultrasound scan will be able to show if there is any severe deterioration of the gland which, in turn, may encourage doctors to start treatment especially if you are subclinical .
They have also very kindly agreed to give Thyroid UK a donation of 5% of the cost of each and every thyroid ultrasound scan if you use this code when purchasing.
Read our article for more information about thyroid ultrasound scans or visit the London Private Ultrasound website to find out about the thyroid and neck ultrasound scan and to make a booking.
Thyroid UK receives a donation for every thyroid ultrasound test purchased which supports us in our vital work to help people with thyroid disease and related disorders.
Date Updated: 31.08.23 (V2.0)
Review Date: 01.09.24