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Thyroid Scan (Definition)

The patient ingests radioactive iodine or has intravenous injection of radiotracer technetium to define structure, size, and function of thyroid gland. Overactive ( hyperthyroid) normal, and underactive thyroid glands are determined. Sometimes autoimmune conditions and tumors of the gland can be suspected. Correlative imaging ultrasound, mr imaging, and blood tests ...Read more


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How long do I have to wait after a nuclear medicine thyroid scan, i-123, to have a fna biopsy and/or thyroid blood tests?

How long do I have to wait after a nuclear medicine thyroid scan, i-123, to have a fna biopsy and/or thyroid blood tests?

You don't wait.: Generaly speaking you do not need to wait at all after having an I 123 thyroid scan to have a biopsy. You usually have the biopsy scheduled after the results of the thyroid scan are interpreted which usually takes a day. The radiation from the I 123 is minimal . ...Read more

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My tsh level showing 9.1 . my doc did an anti tpo check value is normal (26) . also did thyroid scan , it is also normal . doctor didn't prescribe any medicine. bit confused what could be reason for high TSH

My tsh level showing 9.1 . my doc did an anti tpo check value is normal (26) . also did thyroid scan , it is also normal . doctor didn't prescribe any medicine. bit confused what could be reason for high TSH

Low thyroid: Although most thyroid disease is caused by an autoimmune disorder, some people's thyroid may just not be functioning well. You need to get this test repeated plus getting thyroid hormone level at the same time to make sure this was not a lab error. It may be a good idea to consult an endocrinologist as well. ...Read more

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What information do I have to bring along to do the thyroid scan?

Blood tests: It is helpful to bring along any recent thyroid function tests, such as a TSH level. Also, any recent x-rays, such as a ct scan utilizing contrast could affect the scan. What has your diet been? This may be helpful, especially if you've been eating lots of seafood. Why are you getting the scan? Any information regarding the clinical question being asked would be helpful. ...Read more

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What does a thyroid scan check for?

What does a thyroid scan check for?

Different things: We use thyroid scans to help distinguish between functioning and non-functioning thyroid nodules, to assess activity of the thyroid for purposes of ablation in cases of grave's disease, to follow up patients who've had their thyroid glands removed because of cancer. ...Read more

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Whats the low iodine diet for the thyroid scan?

Whats the low iodine diet for the thyroid scan?

Preparation: Some diagnostic centers ask patients to undergo a 2 week low-iodine diet prior to a thyroid uptake and scan. This is because the study uses radioactive iodine (i-123 or low i-131) for the test. The iodine contained in food (seafood, table salt, etc.) may compete with the iodine used for the study, and thus results may be biased.Ideally, for the study your thyroid gland should be "hungry" for iodine. ...Read more

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How soon after a thyroid scan should you wait before an uptake scan?

How soon after a thyroid scan should you wait before an uptake scan?

One after the other: The exact scanning time after taking the capsule varies according to the isotope and protocol used. For i-123 and low i-131 the uptake and the scan is usually done at 24 hours. A thyroid probe directed to your neck measures the radioiodine uptake, this is follow by a gamma camera scan which makes an image of your thyroid gland based on the radioiodine distribution. ...Read more

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Cn thyroid scan diffrentiate between benign n malignant follicular neoplsm?

NO : Hi. Nope, you need tissue (cells). Either an FNA for cytology (which may be non-diagnostic) or a surgical biopsy. Scan adds nothing to the diagnostic evaluation ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! what do I have to do after my thyroid scan?

Need doctor's help! what do I have to do after my thyroid scan?

Thyroid scan...: There is nothing specific to do until you receive the results. Contact your doctor and discuss the results of the test to determine if any other workup is needed. ...Read more

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What does a thyroid scan do?

What does a thyroid scan do?

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 overall activity of the gland. It can also tell you if a thyroid nodule is functioning or non-functioning and help your doctor determine whether a nodule biopsy is needed. More info with the link below: http://www.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/thyroid-scan. ...Read more

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Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
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Nuclear Medicine (Definition)

The medical specialty of nuclear medicine involves the use of unsealed radioactive pharmaceuticals that can help image molecular flow throughout the body. The medical use of radiopharmaceuticals also includes the treatment of some cancers and bone pain. Nuclear medicine is separate from diagnostic radiology, which utilizes the use of external (sealed) radioactivity ...Read more


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more