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What is the definition or description of: thyroid scan with i 123?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: Thyroid evaluation

The isotope iodine 123 is ingested by patient.
It is absorbed into blood stream and accumulates in the thyroid gland.The function of gland is determined by uptake of isotope by gland, increased (hyper), normal, or decreased (hypo). The structure of the gland is visualized showing size, location, and texture (homogeneous or nodular).. Nodules can be hypo- or hyperfunctioning, benign or malignant.

In brief: Thyroid evaluation

The isotope iodine 123 is ingested by patient.
It is absorbed into blood stream and accumulates in the thyroid gland.The function of gland is determined by uptake of isotope by gland, increased (hyper), normal, or decreased (hypo). The structure of the gland is visualized showing size, location, and texture (homogeneous or nodular).. Nodules can be hypo- or hyperfunctioning, benign or malignant.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: Thyroid function

Thyroid scintigraphy with i123 is performed after the intravenous or oral administration of iodine 123 ( oral administration for iodine 131) .
Following the injection, a scan of the thyroid gland is performed with a gamma camera. It is mainly used for detection of thyroid function ( graves disease, thyroiditis, ..) or detection of thyroid nodules ( hyperfunctionning versus hypofunctionning nodules.

In brief: Thyroid function

Thyroid scintigraphy with i123 is performed after the intravenous or oral administration of iodine 123 ( oral administration for iodine 131) .
Following the injection, a scan of the thyroid gland is performed with a gamma camera. It is mainly used for detection of thyroid function ( graves disease, thyroiditis, ..) or detection of thyroid nodules ( hyperfunctionning versus hypofunctionning nodules.
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
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Dr. William Culviner
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Radioiodine scan

This is a nuclear medicine scan usually done in a hospital to evaluate the physiologic activity of the thyroid gland.
Radioactive i- 123 is ingested by the patient in capsule form and then images are obtained of the thyroid about 4 and 24 hours post-ingestion to characterize the activity of the thyroid. It can be used to evaluate for graves disease or the activity of nodules found in the gland.

In brief: Radioiodine scan

This is a nuclear medicine scan usually done in a hospital to evaluate the physiologic activity of the thyroid gland.
Radioactive i- 123 is ingested by the patient in capsule form and then images are obtained of the thyroid about 4 and 24 hours post-ingestion to characterize the activity of the thyroid. It can be used to evaluate for graves disease or the activity of nodules found in the gland.
Dr. William Culviner
Dr. William Culviner
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