Top
10
Doctor insights on: Ultrasound Neck Soft Tissue

Share
1

1
What is ultrasound of neck soft tissue for?

What is ultrasound of neck soft tissue for?

Depends: What is being studied? You can evaluate the thyroid gland, lymph node enlargement, parathyroid glands, the carotid and vertebral arteries, as well as cysts. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
2,190 doctors shared insights

Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


2

2
What does a soft tissue ultrasound of the head and neck show?

What does a soft tissue ultrasound of the head and neck show?

Abnormal: masses such as tumors, cysts, abscesses, or enlarged lymph nodes. Can show inflammatory changes of regional structures such as salivary glands. ...Read more

3

3
Small hard lump deep within neck for two months. Ultrasound results say "No visible mass. There is shadowing 5 mm calcification in the deep soft tissue of the left posterior neck, seems to correspond to a palpable lump". Feeling scared about this?

Small hard lump deep within neck for two months. Ultrasound results say "No visible mass. There is shadowing 5 mm calcification in the deep soft tissue of the left posterior neck, seems to correspond to a palpable lump". 

Feeling scared about this?

Neck lump: Great that you had it checked. Did you have any sort of prior injury to that spot? Even acne can leave a calcification behind after it heals. Did the radiologist recommend repeating the sonogram in 6-12 months? Might help to see if there is a change over time. Don't worry, but do recheck it. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
I've had total thyroidectomy & neck dissection & 2 rai treatments, ultrasound found tissue in thyroid bed, what does this mean?

Uncertain: The only way to tell what the tissue in the thyroid bed is would be to do a needle biopsy. There could be scar tissue. There could be recurrent tumor. If the thyroid tumor picked up rai then a nuclear scan could show if there is recurrent tumor corresponding to the ultrasound findings. Talk with your oncologist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Do i need a dr. Order for a neck ultrasound. I got one before on referral basis. But if it's not something that is invasive and i pay cash is it o.K?

Yes: You will need a physician order. This is best for you so that whatever is determined by the ultrasound can be interpreted in light of your symptoms and physical exam findings. Only your doctor can do that interpretation and best guide you regarding results. ...Read more

7

7
My nuchal ultrasound shows the measurement at 2.1mm of the neck at 13w 2d. Is this bad?

My nuchal ultrasound shows the measurement at 2.1mm of the neck at
 13w 2d. Is this bad?

No: st this gestational age, an increased risk of trisomy is not seen until the neck fold thickness is near 3mm ...Read more

8

8
Please help! I have had neck pain now for over a year it variesdon't do ultrasounds on necks?

Please help! I have had neck pain now for over a year it variesdon't do ultrasounds on necks?

Not a good test: Neck ultrasound probably won't find the source of your pain. They are done for the following reasons: 1. To evaluate the thyroid gland if you have hormone issues or swelling 2. To check the arteries going to the brain 3. To evaluate other types of masses or swelling. ...Read more

9

9
I recently had an ultrasound done of my neck and it was noted that I have significant defuse thyromegaly what exactly does that mean?

I recently had an ultrasound done of my neck and it was noted that I have significant defuse thyromegaly what exactly does that mean?

Tricky: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, it means GOITER. This is when the thyroid is failing and compensating by growing when it cannot put out enough hormone. ...Read more

10

10
Ultrasound of gallbladder they thought they saw something around the neck but then they didn't know they didn't think it was because it didn't shadow?

Ask your doctor: Who orded the test to describe the results to you. Tiny findings may be of no clinical meaning, especially with small findings on an ultrasound. The radiology findings need to be correlated by your doctor to your symptoms, your physical exam findings, and to your blood test results to help tell if the ultrasound findings are important or not. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more