• S. T. Treves
  • Reed Larsen
  • Roger Pezzuti


Although precise measurements of circulating thyroid hormones and thyrotropin have reduced substantially the need for radioiodine thyroid uptake, this test still has some useful applications. Scintigraphy, however, remains a unique method for the evaluation of the thyroid gland, providing information on its anatomy and function simultaneously. The use of iodine-131 (I-131) has always been limited in the evaluation of disorders of the thyroid in children because of concern over the rather excessive radiation absorbed dose from this tracer. With the introduction of technetium-99m (Tc-99m) and of iodine-123 (I-123), both of which result in much lower radiation doses than I-131, the applications of scintigraphy of the thyroid in pediatric patients have been expanded.3


Thyroid Cancer Thyroid Carcinoma Thyroid Gland Thyroid Nodule Thyroid Tissue 
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  • Roger Pezzuti

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