The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, found below the Adam’s apple (Fig. 1). It secretes hormones to regulate many metabolic processes, including growth and energy expenditure. If the thyroid gland is overactive or sluggish, the metabolism will be affected.
Echotherapy is a non-invasive, high intensity ultrasound which delivers energy to destroy and shrink abnormal or enlarged tissues of thyroid nodules, tumours and goiters in the neck region.
The criteria to undergo echotherapy are:
The benefits of echotherapy are:
The risks include: