The technetium-99 scintiscan
is not a particularly sensitive test, but it can be useful in evaluating nonacid reflux, gastric emptying, and aspiration.
is performed by oral ingestion of radionuclide-containing formula or food.
Salivary gland function may be tested by salivary flow studies, sialography (an x-ray of the salivary glands and ducts after injection of a dye), and salivary scintiscan
(use of photography to evaluate salivary gland function after injection of a dye).
combined with thyroid radioiodine uptake measurement Anti-thyroid Anti-thyroglobulin antibody, anti-thyroperoxidase (or antibody anti-microsomal) antibody, anti-TSH-receptor antibody, antibody against the thyrocyte Na/I symporter, [anti-mitochondrial antibody] Table 2.
These include Clinical Examinations, Thyroid Function Tests (TFT), Scintiscan
, Ultrasonography (USG), Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC), and Histopathological examination.
18-22) It is also the most frequent site for radio-iodine uptake on postoperative scintiscan
after surgical resection of differentiated thyroid cancer.
If the latter is used, a preoperative scintiscan
shows the location of the nodes (Fig.
of the whole skeleton were suggestive of secondary metastasis of an occult malignancy.
is done once, 3 hours after injection, rather than repeating applications.
So multinodular goiter scan be better evaluated and its incidence estimated more accurately by a combination of clinical examination, ultrasonogram, scintiscan
, intra-operative findings, FNAC and histopathological studies.
In one of the larger series, 82% of a cohort of children with pH probe or scintiscan
confirmed GER had remission of respiratory symptoms when treated with cisapride.
Moderate hypothyroidism in preparation for whole body 131I scintiscans
and thyroglobulin testing.