Is a modern noninvasive method of diagnosis that is used to study one of the most important organs of the immune defense. Ultrasound examination of the thymus, to the greatest extent, is used in Pediatrics because this organ plays a very important role in the process of growth and maturation of the child.
The thymus a lymphoid organ situated in the neck of vertebrates which produces T-lymphocytes for the immune system. The human thymus becomes much smaller at the approach of puberty. The size of the thymus has the greatest importance in the diagnosis of disorders, determination of which is the essence of the ultrasound examination of the thymus gland.
Thymus gland ultrasound does not require special preparation. It is performed according to the standard technique of ultrasonography in the supine position. If the ultrasound is performed for an infant or a newborn, then a specialist will require the assistance of someone from the parent to fix the child for more informative ultrasound examination..