What is a thyroid scan?

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After a diagnosis of hyperthyroidism is made, a thyroid scan helps health professionals know the reason for the excess thyroid hormone in the body in order to prescribe treatment. For this test, you will be injected with a radioactive isotope. A camera takes images of your thyroid. This test reveals how and where iodine goes in your thyroid gland. It helps reveal hyperfunctioning thyroid nodules or other thyroid irregularities.

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Diagnostic imaging includes ultrasounds, X-rays, CT scans and MRIs. These create images of different parts of the body and aid in diagnosing diseases and conditions allowing for a course of treatment to be prescribed. Learn more a...

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