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How is a thyroid nuclear scan done?
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
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Dr. Guido Davidzon
Nuclear Medicine
In brief: Varies
A thyroid uptake and scan may be done with different isotopes and protocols resulting in scan time variation.
Typically is done with i-123; you take the capsule one day and you come back the next day at 24 hr for a neck scan that takes aprox 15-20 minutes. In certain circumstances some places do this scan at 4-6 hours after you take the capsule. Some places do the scan with pertechnetate.

In brief: Varies
A thyroid uptake and scan may be done with different isotopes and protocols resulting in scan time variation.
Typically is done with i-123; you take the capsule one day and you come back the next day at 24 hr for a neck scan that takes aprox 15-20 minutes. In certain circumstances some places do this scan at 4-6 hours after you take the capsule. Some places do the scan with pertechnetate.
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