Ultrasound of the head and neck area should be done by an experienced radiologist. Benign neck lesions such as cysts, lipomas, carotid artery tumours and hyperplastic lymph nodes are quite well diagnosed on ultrasound neck. It is the method of choice for evaluation of tumor infiltrations of the wall of the great vessels. Salivary gland tumors in the superficial lobe can be delineated completely by sonography. Salivary stones can be detected and localized. Carcinoma of the tongue and floor of the mouth with T1 and T2 staging can be assessed by US. US-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy of lymph nodes and tumors of the salivary glands is easy to perform and is characterized by high sensitivity and specificity.
An ultrasound of the thyroid produces pictures of the thyroid gland and the adjacent structures in the neck. The thyroid gland is located in front of the neck just above the collar bones and is shaped like a butterfly, with one lobe on either side of the neck connected by a narrow band of tissue. It is one of nine endocrine glands located throughout the body that make and send hormones into the bloodstream. The thyroid gland makes the thyroxine hormone, which helps to regulate a variety of body functions including how fast the heart beats. It is very common for patchy areas or nodules to develop in the thyroid that may or may not be felt on the skin surface. About five to 10 percent of adults will have lumps in their thyroid that a doctor can identify on an exam. These are called palpable nodules.
The cost of Neck ultrasound or Thyroid ultrasound is in the range of Rs. 2000 - 2500. Ultrasound is the cheapest diagnostic modality for detecting diseases of the thyroid region. Advanced diagnostic modalities like CT Scan and MRI are more frequently used for diagnosing the diseases of the neck and the thyroid region. However the CT and MRI investigations are expensive as they cost anywhere between Rs. 5000 - 12000 for Plain and Contrast studies. We have multiple centres in the NCR Region and you can get appointment at any of our centres by calling on the numbers +91-8800188334 / 8800188335 / 8800188336.
Dr Rajesh Choudhary has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Radiology. Dr Choudhary has been trained in the latest radiological techniques from Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner and PGI Chandigarh.
Dr Shruti Sangwan has been trained at Lady Hardinge Medical College, Maulana Azad Medical College, PGI Chandigarh and Artemis Hospital Bhiwadi in the field of Radiology and has more than 18 years of experience.