Thyroid Uptake and Scan

What is a thyroid uptake and scan?

A thyroid uptake and scan is a diagnostic nuclear medicine test. It uses a small amount of radioactive material and a special probe and camera to evaluate thyroid function.

Why has my physician ordered this exam?

Your physician may call for a thyroid uptake and scan to help diagnose the presence and extent of various conditions, including:

  • Goiter
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid nodules

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