The examination requires no special preparation and is completely painless. Similar to a cervical soft tissue ultrasound, the patient exposes the part of the body to be examined and then rests on the examination table. A pillow is placed under the shoulders to make the cervical vessels accessible. Gel is applied to the probe or to the area to be examined to help the spreading of ultrasound. During the examination, the cold temperature of the gel may be the only discomfort, or if an already sensitive area is examined with the probe.
Other ultrasound examinations of the neck:
Diseases, lesions and structural abnormalities of the thyroid gland are monitored by ultrasound examination of the thyroid gland. During the ultrasound examination of the soft tissue of the neck, the nodules, lesions and structural abnormalities of the muscles that can be felt on the neck and under the skin are examined.