Thyroid scan

Alternative Names

Scan – thyroid; Radioactive iodine screening test – thyroid; RAUI; Nuclear scan – thyroid

Definition of Thyroid scan

A thyroid scan is a nuclear medicine examination that uses a radioactive iodine tracer to see how well the thyroid gland is working.

Review

Benjamin Taragin, MD, Department of Radiology, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 5/13/2010

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