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Thyroid scintigraphy HTML5

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Summary

Scintigraphy is an imaging technique which enables one to trace the distribution, in  a patient’s body, of radioactive elements that have been introduced there in minute quantities.
For the thyroid, for example, which is an endocrine gland situated at the base of the neck, one uses a radioactive isotope of Iodine (Iodine 123), or, sometimes Technetium. The image obtained tells us about the morphology of the gland, but also, most importantly, about its physiological activity.

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Learning goals

  • To observe images of the thyroid, both normal and pathological,  produced by scintigraphy.

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Scintigraphy is an imaging technique which enables one to trace the distribution, in  a patient’s body, of  radioactive elements (“radioelements”) that have been introduced there in minute…

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