thyroid scanning

thyroid scanning

A method of assessing the rate of uptake of iodine by, and the pattern of distribution in, the thyroid gland using a compound containing radioactive iodine and a GAMMA CAMERA.
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Thyroid scanning is an additional diagnostic tool that evaluates for thyroid gland dysgenesis in newborns identified with congenital hypothyroidism by newborn screening programs.
(10) Nevertheless, thyroid scanning is still useful particularly in selected patients, including particularly those with hypothyroidism, and those with thyrotropin abnormalities.
(2) In a recent textbook on thyroid cancer, (28) published in 2000, Wartofsky wrote: "Fluorescent thyroid scanning offers special advantages in childhood and pregnancy due to minimal radiation exposure.
"The introduction of fluorescent thyroid scanning by Hoffer and associates in 1968, and further technical developments over the ensuing years have presented us with a new tool of potential use in thyroid diagnosis and research ...
"Fluorescent thyroid scanning: Scanning without radioisotopes." Radiology, 1971; 99:117-123.

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