What is Thyroid Scan?

  • A thyroid scan is a specialized imaging procedure that helps better understand how the thyroid gland is functioning and also helps in detecting any problem that the thyroid gland might have.
  • This test is usually done with an iodine tracker that helps examine the functioning of the gland.
  • The camera attached to the device that is used to observes the thyroid gland with the help of an iodine tracker.
  • The test is used to detect the following.

– Lumps, nodules and other growth
– Hyperthyroidism
– Hypothyroidism
– Swelling or inflammation
– Thyroid cancer