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Thyroid scan

Thyroid scan

Thyroid scan: A thyroid scan involves ingesting radioactive iodine, which collects in the thyroid gland and is detected by a nuclear scanning device, or positron emission tomography (PET) device that generates a picture of the thyroid gland on a computer.

Thyroid scan: Other Names

Other names for Thyroid scan include:

  • Radioactive iodine uptake test (RAIU)
  • Thyroid uptake

Diseases Associated with Thyroid scan

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Thyroid scan:

Basic Information: Thyroid scan

Thyroid scan: A procedure that involves the use of radioactive tracers to produce pictures of the thyroid gland which in turn allows the size and functioning of the gland to be evaluated.

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Thyroid scan' may be involved.

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