A thyroid uptake and scan provides information about the thyroid gland. The exam also determines if the gland is working properly and can detect abnormalities.
A thyroid uptake and scan is a two-day exam. Both appointments will take less than a half hour.
For your first appointment, you will swallow a capsule containing a small amount of radioactive tracer. The tracer will collect in your thyroid gland.
You will return the following day for the imaging part of the exam. The camera will capture three images of your thyroid gland.
Your images will be interpreted by one of our board-certified radiologists. The findings will be sent to your healthcare provider, who will then contact you to discuss the results.
Unless directed otherwise, you can resume your normal diet and take all prescribed medications after your second appointment.