Nuclear medicine J871 - Thyroid scintigraphy - with i-123

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1. Indications for thyroid scanning include:
a. Hyperthyroidism (including nodules associated with hyperthyroidism); or
b. Congenital hypothyroidism; or
c. Masses in the neck or mediastinum suspected to be thyroid in origin.
d. Assessment of multinodular glands to guide tissue sampling ; or
e. Assessment of nodules with equivocal Fine Needle Aspiration findings.
2. Nuclear thyroid assessment is not generally indicated for the investigation of adult hypothyroidism.
3. Thyroid nodules of less than 1 cm in size may not be accurately assessed by thyroid scintigraphy.

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