Thyroid Scan

Assessment of the thyroid gland in the neck

We kindly ask that all bookings and payments are to be done online below by selecting your preferred location. You need to have a referral letter from a doctor with an Irish Medical Council (IMC) or Medical Council Registration (MCRN) number before making a booking. Please send your referral in to us prior to making your appointment. You can email us a scanned copy or clear photograph of the referral to Once the email has been sent you can proceed to make your online booking.

Alternatively, if your doctor has already sent us a copy of your referral via Healthlink or Email, we will make contact with you to arrange an appointment.

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PRICE: €150

A thyroid ultrasound scan serves to image the thyroid gland. The most common reason for referral for this procedure is a nodule palpated in the region of the thyroid. It is a quick, non-invasive way of confirming or excluding certain pathology in relation to the thyroid. In most cases, your doctor will combine blood tests with this examination in order to come to a more accurate diagnosis.

This scan examines

  • The isthmus of the thyroid
  • The right and left thyroid lobes

Typical requests include

  • Query goitre
  • Query a nodule
  • Query enlarged lymph nodes
  • Query thyroglossal duct cyst

How to prepare for an thyroid ultrasound

You will need a referral letter from a GP with an Irish Medical Council (IMC) number. The referral letter needs to be dated within 6 months of the scan being carried out.

What to expect from a thyroid ultrasound?

Ultrasound gel is placed on the patient’s neck and the thyroid is scanned with an ultrasound probe. Multiple images of the thyroid are taken for analysis by a consultant radiologist. We aim to have the report delivered to your GP within 2 business days following your scan.

How long does a thyroid ultrasound examination last?

The examination lasts 15-20 minutes.