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What does a thyroid scan do?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
16 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Thyroid function
Thias scan measures the uptake and/or the distribution of either iodine (or a different tracer).
It will tell if one has an overactive/under active thyriod as well as give information on whether a nodule is overactive or underactive.

In brief: Thyroid function
Thias scan measures the uptake and/or the distribution of either iodine (or a different tracer).
It will tell if one has an overactive/under active thyriod as well as give information on whether a nodule is overactive or underactive.
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Dr. Akiva Mintz
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Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: ANATOMY & FUNCTION
A thyroid scan provides info on the anatomy and function of the gland - size, location, mass lesion (cold or hot nodule), and overall qualitative iodine uptake.
The quantitative iodine uptake is done by a thyroid probe to differentiate hypothyroid from hyperthyroid gland. A cold nodule = decreased iodine uptake & is suspicious of cancer. Hot nodule = increased iodine uptake = benign adenoma.

In brief: ANATOMY & FUNCTION
A thyroid scan provides info on the anatomy and function of the gland - size, location, mass lesion (cold or hot nodule), and overall qualitative iodine uptake.
The quantitative iodine uptake is done by a thyroid probe to differentiate hypothyroid from hyperthyroid gland. A cold nodule = decreased iodine uptake & is suspicious of cancer. Hot nodule = increased iodine uptake = benign adenoma.
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
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