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A thyroid scan is a specialized imaging procedure for examining your thyroid, the gland that controls your metabolism. It’s located in the front part of your neck.

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Specialized center for Thyroid Scan Treatment

A thyroid scan is a specialized imaging procedure for examining your thyroid, the gland that controls your metabolism. It’s located in the front part of your neck.

THE LIFE PLUS HOSPITAL Care is COVID 19 Safe

  • Our Hospital premises are COVID safe
  • Regular sanitization of clinic & hospital premises
  • Immediate medical assistance through Online Consultation

Thyroid Scan

A thyroid scan is a specialized imaging procedure for examining your thyroid, the gland that controls your metabolism. It’s located in the front part of your neck.

Typically, the scan works with nuclear medicine to evaluate the way your thyroid functions. Nuclear medicine involves using small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose disease.

Radioactive iodine is typically used in thyroid tests, including a thyroid scan. Your thyroid and most types of thyroid cancer absorb iodine naturally. The radioactive iodine builds up in your thyroid tissue. A gamma camera or scanner detects the radioactive emissions.

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Uses of a thyroid scan

Thyroid scans can help your doctor determine if your thyroid is working properly. You may also have a radioactive iodine uptake (RAIU) test with the scan to measure your thyroid’s reaction.

A radioactive material called a radioisotope, or radionuclide “tracer,” is given to you before the test. You may get it through an injection, a liquid, or a tablet. The tracer releases gamma rays when it’s in your body. A gamma camera or scanner can detect this type of energy from outside your body.

The camera scans your thyroid area. It tracks the tracer and measures how your thyroid processes it. The camera works with a computer to create images that detail the thyroid’s structure and function based on how it interacts with the tracer.

A thyroid scan can be used to evaluate abnormalities found in a physical exam or laboratory test. The images from this test can be used to diagnose:

  • lumps, nodules (cysts), or other growths
  • inflammation or swelling
  • an overactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism
  • an underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism
  • goiter, which is an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid
  • thyroid cancer

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Thyroid Scan FAQ's

The most common cause of hypothyroidism around the world is still iodine deficiency. However, in iodine-sufficient populations, thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. This is due to progressive destruction of thyroid follicular cells by antibodies directed towards specific parts of the cells that produce thyroid hormones. This condition often develops very insidiously over years and may not produce any manifestations until the person becomes overtly hypothyroid.

Diagnosis of hypothyroidism requires documentation of low levels of thyroid hormones (i.e. T4 and T3). However, the diagnosis is refined by also measuring levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which is produced in the brain and acts on the thyroid gland to stimulate T4 and T3 production. If TSH is high, then thyroid gland hormone secretion is the primary defect. However, if TSH is low, then the defective supply of this hormone from the brain (pituitary gland) is the cause of the hypothyroidism.

Around 50–60% of all patients with autoimmune hyperthyroidism will go on to develop systemic disease, involving their skin, eyes, heart, etc. In a large, cross-sectional multicentre study, 3286 Caucasian subjects (2791 with Graves’ disease, 495 with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis) attending UK hospital thyroid clinics were investigated for coexisting autoimmune disorders. The frequency of a further autoimmune disorder in these patients was investigated by questionnaire, and revealed a rate of 9.67% for those with Graves’ disease and 14.3% for those with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. The most common coexisting autoimmune condition was rheumatoid arthritis, but other diseases were also present, including pernicious anaemia, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Addison’s disease, celiac disease and vitiligo. Thyroid diseases are frequent in patients with SLE, particularly hypothyroidism and thyroid autoantibodies.

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