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Radionuclide scanning

Radionuclide scanning: Broader Types

Other broader types of medical diagnostic tests related to Radionuclide scanning include:

Article Excerpts about Radionuclide scanning

In radionuclide scanning , the patient swallows or receives an injection of a radioactive substance. A machine (scanner) measures radioactivity levels in certain organs and prints a picture on paper or film. The doctor can detect abnormal areas by looking at the amount of radioactivity in the organs. The radioactive substance is quickly eliminated by the patient's body after the test is done. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer -- An Overview: NCI)

Descriptions of Radionuclide scanning

Radionuclide scanning: A test that produces pictures (scans) of internal parts of the body. The person is given an injection or swallows a small amount of radioactive material; a machine called a scanner then measures the radioactivity in certain organs.
Source: National Institute of Health

Basic Information: Radionuclide scanning

Disease or Condition count: 13; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Radionuclide scanning' may be involved.

Diseases and Conditions that List Radionuclide scanning as a Diagnostic Test

The following list of conditions have 'Radionuclide scanning' or similar listed as a medical diagnostic test in our database:





  • Gastroparesis ... Radioisotope gastric-emptying scan, Barium beefsteak meal, Barium x-ray




  • Thyroid cancer ... Radionuclide scanning, diagnostic I-131 whole body scan


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