Thyroid Scan


A thyroid scan is a nuclear medicine imaging test uses a small amount of radioactive iodine tracer material, to examine the structure and function of the thyroid gland. 


The patient will be asked to take an iodine pill. The iodine collects in the thyroid gland. The scanner detects the radiation emitted from the thyroid that is then displayed as images on a computer monitor

  • Please bring your test referral form (letter from the doctor) when you come for the exam.

  • Please inform your doctor or technologist if you have any allergies or experience any adverse reactions to medications. Please also let us know if you have any recent health problems or any recent surgeries. 

  • Please inform your doctor or technologist if you are taking any medications. You may be asked to stop taking them for a certain time period until the test is completed.

  • Please inform the doctor or technologist if you are pregnant or think you maybe pregnant.

  • You may be asked to not eat or drink for several hours before the test. ​