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Is thyroid nuclear scan a better test than ultrasound of the thyroid ?

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Dr. Guido Davidzon
Nuclear Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Different no better

A thyroid nuclear uptake and scan is a functional test of your thyroid.
It is useful in differentiating causes of thyrotoxicosis (excessive amounts of thyroid hormones in the body). A thyroid ultrasound is better to assess the anatomy of the thyroid gland and for guidance if biopsy is needed.

In brief: Different no better

A thyroid nuclear uptake and scan is a functional test of your thyroid.
It is useful in differentiating causes of thyrotoxicosis (excessive amounts of thyroid hormones in the body). A thyroid ultrasound is better to assess the anatomy of the thyroid gland and for guidance if biopsy is needed.
Dr. Guido Davidzon
Dr. Guido Davidzon
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Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Thyroid scan vs sono

The nuclear scan and the ultrasound of the thyroid are used for different reasons so one is not "better" than the other. The nuclear scan assesses the activity of the thyroid and can assess size and if the thyroid is over or underactive.
The sonogram can assess the size and look for changes in density showing the presence of cysts and solid tumors.

In brief: Thyroid scan vs sono

The nuclear scan and the ultrasound of the thyroid are used for different reasons so one is not "better" than the other. The nuclear scan assesses the activity of the thyroid and can assess size and if the thyroid is over or underactive.
The sonogram can assess the size and look for changes in density showing the presence of cysts and solid tumors.
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Dr. Charles Crabbe
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