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If you’ve noticed that a new lump has appeared on your neck an ultrasound scan can investigate the problem and work towards a diagnosis quickly. This method is ideal because it’s usually painless and non-invasive.

Our neck ultrasound scan can be used to identify problems with your thyroid, lymph glands or salivary glands. It can also identify the cause of unusual, unidentified aches or pains in your neck.

This scan is suitable for patients over 18-years old and will be performed by sonographers with years of musculoskeletal ultrasound experience. Make sure you remove all jewellery including necklaces and dangly earrings before attending your neck ultrasound.

What does our neck ultrasound scan include?

Detailed report and images
20 minute appointment

What is the purpose of a neck ultrasound?

Having an ultrasound of a neck lump or unusual mass can help to put your mind to rest. Images of the affected area of the neck can be analysed without the need for diagnostic surgery or a biopsy. Ultrasound scans provide images of the soft tissue that cannot be obtained using a normal x-ray.

Book now or email for more information about this scan.

Neck Bumps Ultrasound FAQs

Can I eat or drink before my ultrasound scan?

You can eat and drink as normal before your neck ultrasound scan.

Who will perform my neck ultrasound?

All of the sonographers here at Ultrasound Plus are trained in diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound. They are accredited by either; The Health Professional Council, The General Medical Council or The Society of Radiographers. They also work in NHS jobs alongside their role at Ultrasound Plus.

What should I wear for the scan?

Wear something comfortable for your neck ultrasound so that your neck lump can be easily accessed. You may be asked to change into a gown on arrival if not.

What should I bring to my neck ultrasound?

If you have had any previous appointments about your neck with your GP, please bring your medical notes with you.

Will I be advised of any abnormalities?

During your appointment, we will advise you if you need a referral. You will be given a full report that you can pass on to your GP. You should not use a scan at Ultrasound Plus instead of an NHS scan.

Should I still visit the NHS after my scan?

Yes, you should not use our scans instead of an NHS scan, our services are complementary.

What happens if I need to be referred?

We advise notifying your healthcare provider that you are having a private neck ultrasound before attending your scan. You will complete a registration form on arrival that asks you to provide details of your current GP/Healthcare provider. If something abnormal is detected during your neck ultrasound, it is your responsibility to pass our report and opinion onto your GP or healthcare provider.
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