Hi there, I'm new here.
I've been dealing with a strangling sensation and difficulty swallowing food for the past couple of weeks and today my doctor sent me for a thyroid ultrasound. I wondered what is "normal" during these procedures. Of course, the technician didn't say anything and can't, so I didn't ask. I won't get test results back for quite a while as it takes about a week for the results to be sent to my doctor.
During the procedure though, I noticed that the technician was spending a lot of time on my right side taking a lot of pictures and measurements, as well as using the doppler. Is it normal for them to take a whole lot of measurements, or do they do this primarily when they've found abnormalities?