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No risk for thyroid nuclear scan?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: None.

The amount of tc99m or iodine given is a small dose and does not pose a health risk for a radioactive thyroid scan.

In brief: None.

The amount of tc99m or iodine given is a small dose and does not pose a health risk for a radioactive thyroid scan.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Larry Wilf
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: Always a risk

Your body/thyroid will recieve a tiny quantity of radiation exposure.
Thats the risk. Have your md explain why he/she wants the test.

In brief: Always a risk

Your body/thyroid will recieve a tiny quantity of radiation exposure.
Thats the risk. Have your md explain why he/she wants the test.
Dr. Larry Wilf
Dr. Larry Wilf
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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Thyroid scan

I assume you are referring to a nuclear thyroid scan and uptake which is usually performed for thyroid nodule and or hyperthyroidism assessment.
You will be given a capsule (orally) of radioactive iodine (I-123) which has a very minimal dose of radiation, usually around 200 microcuries and you will not feel any side effects.

In brief: Thyroid scan

I assume you are referring to a nuclear thyroid scan and uptake which is usually performed for thyroid nodule and or hyperthyroidism assessment.
You will be given a capsule (orally) of radioactive iodine (I-123) which has a very minimal dose of radiation, usually around 200 microcuries and you will not feel any side effects.
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
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