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Radio uptake scan

A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
No: Unnecessary unless your physician feels it would be helpful.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Depends: Usually radioiodine uptake and scan are performed for hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. Medications are usually prescribed for these diseaes. Radioio... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benson Yu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Hypothyroid symptoms: Common symptoms of low thyroid = hypothyroidism are: fatigue, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain. It can easily be diagnosed from the blood tes... Read More
Dr. Guido Davidzon
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
Hypothyroidism: You may experience symptoms related to hypothyroidism, including; cold intolerance, weight gain, low heart rate, fatigue, thin brittle fingernails, d... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
UPJ obstruction: Relieving the obstruction on the left side, and improved function, may take the pressure of the right kidney and may not be a problem. It needs to be ... Read More
Dr. Edward Evans
Neonatology 18 years experience
Sounds good hands: I think anytime your baby is going to have surgery it's normal to be concern. Sounds like your in good hands and they will be monitoring the right ki... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Depends: It can be done to assess the functional status of a thyroid nodule and also look for inflammatory diseases in the thyroid. With the known diagnosis of... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Increased activity: Strong uptake on bone scan means increased metabolic bone activity. This could indicate inflammation, fracture, infection, and/or bone tumor. These ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
It does not make: sense. Suspect laboratory error for the second TSH but there patients with subacute thyroiditis who show unusual test patterns. Uptake is ususwally ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Thyroid?: I presume thyroid is what you refer to. It would be highly unusual for an endocrinologist to not be able to distinguish between hyperthyroid and hypot... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No.: We do this all the time. If symptoms bother you Cytomel (liothyronine) may be given for up to two weeks before the exam.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Virginia Klaas
Nuclear Medicine 32 years experience
Depends on insurance: At our hospital, a thyroid uptake and scan cost just over $1000. The cost to the patient is different and depends on your insurance.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Possible hypothyroid: Thyroid uptake depends on thyroid iodine trapping which is proportional to the rate at which the thyroid is making hormone. The total amount of iodine... Read More

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