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How can a thyroid scan help diagnose thyroiditis?

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With a thyroid scan, you'll get an injection of radioactive iodine, then will be asked to lie face up on a table with your head bent back, exposing your neck. Your doctor will use a device to take images of your thyroid.

From: What Is Thyroiditis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: “Thyroiditis.”

American Thyroid Association: “General Information/Press Room,” “Goiter,” “Radioactive Iodine,” “Thyroiditis.”

National Health Service (UK): “Thyroiditis.”

WomensHealth.gov: “Hashimoto’s disease fact sheet.”

Columbia University Department of Surgery: “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.”

Thyroid Foundation of Canada: “Thyroiditis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).”

RadiologyInfo.org: “Thyroid Scan and Uptake.”

Hormone Health Network: “What Does the Thyroid Do?”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 01, 2017

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: “Thyroiditis.”

American Thyroid Association: “General Information/Press Room,” “Goiter,” “Radioactive Iodine,” “Thyroiditis.”

National Health Service (UK): “Thyroiditis.”

WomensHealth.gov: “Hashimoto’s disease fact sheet.”

Columbia University Department of Surgery: “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.”

Thyroid Foundation of Canada: “Thyroiditis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).”

RadiologyInfo.org: “Thyroid Scan and Uptake.”

Hormone Health Network: “What Does the Thyroid Do?”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 01, 2017

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