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thyroid scan with I 123

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Thyroid evaluation: The isotope iodine 123 is ingested by patient. It is absorbed into blood stream and accumulates in the thyroid gland.The function of gland is determin ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Thyroid scan: It's a nuclear medicine scan use to evaluate how well your thyroid is working. The result will give information on the size, shape, location and the o ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
2 types of "scans": Thyroid ultrasounds are quick and painless. They are done with some jelly on the neck and sound waves are used to visualize the thyroid and surroundi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience in Radiology
A thyroid scan: Uses a radioactive tracer and a special camera to measure how much tracer the thyroid gland absorbs from the blood. A thyroid scan can show the size, ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: 60 to 90 minutes should be enough. If radioactive iodine is used, about 15 minutes will be needed for measuring thyroid gland uptake. Imaging time wi ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: Usually this is covered by your insurance. If you get a radioiodine thyroid scan it will be more expensive than a tc99m pertechnetate scan. Are you ge ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
52 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Avoid iodized salt,: Anything containing iodine competes for uptake into the thyroid. Sushi bar seaweed or iodized salt decrease isotope in the thyroid.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Resume daily life: If thyroid scan was performed with iodine 123 or technetium 99m pertechnetate involves a low amount of radiation. The half lives are short enough (13 ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Imaging gland: The patient ingests radioactive iodine or has intravenous injection of radiotracer technetium to define structure, size, and function of thyroid gland ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Thyroid function: The patient ingests radioactive iodine or has intravenous injection of radiotracer technetium to define structure, size, and function of thyroid gland ... Read More

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