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Dr. Guido Davidzon
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Nuclear Scans (Definition)

From a cardiac perspective nuclear scans are performed with either exercise or medications to examine the blood flow in the heart. Before and at peak exercise the patient is given a radio tracer which travels in the blood to the heart. Pictures are take before and after exercise and compared to evaluate for any blockages in the ...Read more


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What is thyroid scintigraphy?

What is thyroid scintigraphy?

Thyroid scan: This is a nuclear medicine test that allows your doctor to determine the size, shape, function and position of your thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does diffuse thyromegoly means in thyroid scintigraphy?

Please tell me what does diffuse thyromegoly means in thyroid scintigraphy?

Thyromegaly...: Diffuse thyromegaly means that the entire gland is enlarged. The 24 hour radio iodine uptake calculated during the scan and your thyroid function tests (blood tests) can help further clarify your condition. ...Read more

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What does diffuse thyromegaly mean in thyroid scintigraphy?

What does diffuse thyromegaly mean in thyroid scintigraphy?

Image enlarg thyroid: Thyromegaly means enlargement of thyroid gland sometimes called goiter. Most commonly enlarged gland caused by hyperthyroidism sometimes called Graves' disease.Most common cause of goiter worldwide is lack of iodine in the diet.In US, where the use of iodized salt is common,goiter more often due to the over- or underproduction of thyroid hormones or to nodules (diffuse multinodular goiter. ...Read more

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How+is+thyroid+ scintigraphy +uptake+imaging+with+technetium+99m+calculated+and+performed+technically+patient+preparation ?

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Thyroid uptake/scan: Is a nuclear medicine test performed to evaluate the structure and function of the thyroid. Technetium 99m pertechnetate is a radioactive material that is taken up (like iodine) in the thyroid. The radiotracer is injected into the bloodstream and a detector is used to measure the uptake. A special camera is used to generate a picture of the thyroid to assess the structure. ...Read more

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Done an sgpt test and it says on the result that mine is 66 (ref: 9.00-52 u/l(h). Do i need to worry? I am drinking ptu (propylthiouracil) for my thyroidism continuously

Done an sgpt test and it says on the result that mine is 66 (ref: 9.00-52 u/l(h). Do i need to worry? I am drinking ptu (propylthiouracil) for my thyroidism continuously

PTU (propylthiouracil) and liver : Drugs like ptu (propylthiouracil) and Methimazole can cause liver toxicity but hyperthyroidism can also cause elevation int the liver enzyme test you had done. If your still early in your treatment and your thyroid hormone levels (free t4) is still high it could be that. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern. ...Read more

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What does it take for an endocrinologist to decide if armour is suitable for subclinical hypo- thyroidism? If test results are all in "normal" range.

Subclinical hypo..: Subclinical hypothyroidism occurs when peripheral thyroid hormone levels are within normal reference laboratory range but serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels are mildly elevated. If all test results are normal then it does not sound like subclinical hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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How to get the correct diagnosis for thyroidism?

How to get the correct diagnosis for thyroidism?

Scan and biopsy: If the patient is sweaty and losing weight hyperthyroidism may be present. If putting on weight and swelling present pretibially, myxedema may be developing. Thyroxin levels in the system will indicate hyper or hypothyroidism. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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