Thyroid scintigraphy

The thyroid gland actively captures iodine for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. If radioactive iodine is administered, the weak radiation released can be detected and reveal information about the gland’s condition.

The test takes advantage of the affinity that the thyroid gland has for iodine. This affinity is increased in the case of hyperthyroidism, which is the situation in which scintigraphy is most useful.

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Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 30.01.2022, 19:28
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