Endocrine System

  • Abdelhamid H. Elgazzar
  • Ismet Sarikaya


Thyroid scan and uptake evaluate the functional (hyper, hypo, or normal function) and structural (enlargement, nodules, ectopy) status of the thyroid gland. These are used to differentiate Graves’ disease from toxic nodular goiter, thyroiditis, and factitious hyperthyroidism, determine the functional status of the thyroid nodule(s), locate ectopic thyroid tissues, evaluate babies with congenital hypothyroidism, and determine if a neck mass contains thyroid tissue.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdelhamid H. Elgazzar
    • 1
  • Ismet Sarikaya
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineKuwait UniversitySafatKuwait

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