Winchester Radiologists Thyroid Ultrasound Imaging

Partnering to offer better Thyroid care

Welcome to Winchester Radiologists, your trusted provider of high-quality radiology services in the Winchester area. Our team of experienced and board-certified radiologists is committed to delivering accurate and timely diagnoses to help you and your healthcare provider make informed decisions about your health.

One of the diagnostic services we offer is thyroid ultrasound. This non-invasive test uses high-frequency sound waves to create detailed images of the thyroid gland, which plays a crucial role in regulating metabolism and other bodily functions. Our state-of-the-art equipment and skilled technicians enable us to obtain clear and accurate images of the thyroid gland, allowing our radiologists to detect any abnormalities and provide a timely diagnosis.

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Thyroid Nodules: What They Are and How They’re Detected

The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped organ located in the neck, just below the Adam’s apple. It plays a crucial role in regulating metabolism, growth, and development. A thyroid ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging test that uses high-frequency sound waves to create detailed images of the thyroid gland. This painless and non-invasive test is often used to detect and evaluate thyroid nodules, cysts, and other abnormalities. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at thyroid ultrasound, its uses, benefits, and how it works.

You’ll start with a consultation. If a nodule seems suspicious, we can perform an Ultrasound exam, have the results read by one of our Radiologists, and perform a biopsy if needed. All of this will happen during your visit, and you’ll have biopsy results within 48 hours.

What is a Thyroid Ultrasound?

A thyroid ultrasound is a type of imaging test that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the thyroid gland. During the test, a small handheld device called a transducer is placed on the neck, which emits sound waves and receives echoes as they bounce back from the thyroid gland. These echoes are then converted into images that can be seen on a monitor. Thyroid ultrasound is a painless and non-invasive test that does not use ionizing radiation, making it a safe diagnostic tool.

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Why is a Thyroid Ultrasound Performed?

A thyroid ultrasound is performed to evaluate the thyroid gland and detect any abnormalities, such as nodules, cysts, or tumors. The test can also help determine the size, shape, and texture of the thyroid gland, which can provide valuable information about thyroid function. A thyroid ultrasound may be recommended if you have symptoms of a thyroid problem, such as a lump or swelling in the neck, difficulty swallowing or breathing, hoarseness, or unexplained weight loss or gain.

Thyroid Ultrasound: FAQs

Q: Is a thyroid ultrasound painful?
A: No, thyroid ultrasound is a painless and non-invasive test that does not use ionizing radiation.

Q: How long does a thyroid ultrasound take?
A: The test usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes to complete.

Q: Can a thyroid ultrasound detect cancer?
A: Yes, a thyroid ultrasound can help detect thyroid cancer, as well as other abnormalities such as nodules or cysts.

Meet the Thyroid Clinic Team


Joe Mikus MD

Robert J. Foust MD

Preston M. Fox  MD.

What Our Patients Have to Say…

My experience with Dr.Couvillon and his team was very positive. I was nervous and apprehensive about my UFE procedure but Dr.Couvillon and his entire team have the medical knowledge and people skills that put my uneasiness to rest quickly. I would recommend this practice to my friends and family. I’m grateful for such a positive medical experience with this facility

03/2021- Patient

I had an appointment with this facility. I have never, ever, met a more friendly or more personable group of professionals in my long life.  It was a really great medical appointment

06/29/2021 David

Everyone is very kind.  Pleasant experience!  I will be back.


Winchester Radiologists IR Clinic Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm