Ultrasonographic examination and thyroid scanning
did not show any thyroid tissue.
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.
If the gland is asymmetric or hard, further evaluation with thyroid scanning
and tissue sampling is needed.
19) Okerlund commented, "The types of images obtained from fluorescent thyroid scanning
are indistinguishable from those of isotope scanning, since the same electronics and data presentation systems are used.
Andros G, Harper PV, Lathrop KA, et al: Pertechnetate-99m localization in man with applications to thyroid scanning
and the study of thyroid physiology.
Aspiration cytology, ultrasonography, thyroid scanning
with radioactive iodine and/or other radionuclides, and suppression therapy with L-thyroxine will be used.