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Nuclear Medicine & Radiation Therapy

ISSN: 2155-9619

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Nuclear medicine and Thyroid Scan

Thyroid scan (thyroid scintigraphy) is a nuclear medicine examination used to evaluate thyroid tissue. Thyroid Scan is a nuclear medicine test that provides information about the function and structure of the thyroid gland. The scan involves injection of a radiopharmaceutical into a vein in your arm and imaging with a gamma camera.

Nuclear medicine thyroid scan is a procedure that uses nuclear medicine imaging to evaluate the way your thyroid functions. In human body metabolism is usually controlled by thyroid gland and any change require would require a nuclear medicine thyroid scan. In nuclear medicine thyroid scan uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose disease.

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