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:
- Thyroid cancer
- Thyroid nodules