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PET scan of the thyroid

PET scan of the thyroid

PET scan of the thyroid: A PET scan of the thyroid is medical imaging following intravenous injection of radioactive glucose (sugar); glucose is uniformly metabolized by normal cells, whereas diseased cells acquire the glucose more readily. The increase in radioactivity is detected by a PET scanner and generates a picture, called a tomogram that shows the diseased area.

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