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Is sea salt ok before thyroid nuclear scan?
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine
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In brief: Sometimes
Most scans in the us use radioiodine.
In this situation, table salt which contains iodine will interfere with the scan; sea salt generally contains very little iodine and should not interfere much with the test. If you get a tc99m pertechnetate thyroid scan, which is more commonly used in europe, sea salt before the scan is ok.

In brief: Sometimes
Most scans in the us use radioiodine.
In this situation, table salt which contains iodine will interfere with the scan; sea salt generally contains very little iodine and should not interfere much with the test. If you get a tc99m pertechnetate thyroid scan, which is more commonly used in europe, sea salt before the scan is ok.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Best avoided
The thyroid scan depends upon the attraction of the gland for iodine.
Sea salts are frequently rich in iodine which can interfere with the test. Best to hold off on this and iodized salt for several days prior to a thyroid nuclear scan.

In brief: Best avoided
The thyroid scan depends upon the attraction of the gland for iodine.
Sea salts are frequently rich in iodine which can interfere with the test. Best to hold off on this and iodized salt for several days prior to a thyroid nuclear scan.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: Check
Iodine content.

In brief: Check
Iodine content.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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