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What's the purpose of thyroid scan?

A thyroid scan

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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, shape, and location of the thyroid gland. It also finds areas that are overactive or underactive and to evaluate possible masses that may be felt or seen with ultrasound.
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How is the thyroid scan performed?

2 types of "scans"

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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 surrounding tissues. Nuclear medicine scans are done by swallowing a small amount of radioactive iodine. After some time, the iodine finds its way to thyroid tissue and "lights up" on the scan. This is painless, safe, but does take a while. Best Wishes.
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what does a thyroid scan do?

Thyroid scan

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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
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What do i have to do before my thyroid scan?

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If you are having a diagnostic dose of I-123 (usually 200 microCi), you should stop taking anti-thyroid medications (Methimazole and PTU) and make sure you didn't have iodine-based IV contrast (used in CT scans) in the prior 6-8 weeks. For a diagnostic study a low-iodine diet is not require, unless you are going to received I-131 treatment shortly after the test.
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What does a thyroid scan check for?

Different things

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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.
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What is the definition or description of: Thyroid scan?

Thyroid function

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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 are used for confirmation.
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How expensive is it to get a thyroid scan?

Depends

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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 getting a scan alone or scan plus uptake? That will affect costs. I am estimating that you are looking at costs in the range of a hundred to several hundred dollars but these costs are generally set by the administration / management and not physician
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When getting a thyroid scan, what's the procedure?

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There are two types of nuclear thyroid scan. One involves IV injection of a tracer. The other involves ingestion of a radioactive iodine pill. The pill is more common....usually you will be told not to consume foods with high iodine content for a few days before scan. 1st day you ingest the pill and you come back the next day for images of the neck on a gamma camera and calculation of uptake.
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What should I have to do after my thyroid scan?

Resume daily life

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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 and 6 hours) that most irradiation will have dissipated by 24-48 hours. Whatever I123 does not accumulate in thyroid gland are excreted via kidneys, saliva, and sweat. Tc 99m usually exits via kidneys, gi tract, and saliva. I131 involves higher dose.
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is a thyroid scan and raidioactive throid treatment the same?

No

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A thyroid scan is a study that exposes you to a small amount of radiation and allows the radiologist to see images of the thyroid. A radioactive thyroid treatment is when you are given very large amounts of radiation in order to "kill" the overactive thyroid or thyroid cancer.
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