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* Inform your physician if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Your doctor has referred you for a thyroid scan. You will be positioned next to a special detector called a gamma camera. The camera does not produce any radiation. It will be placed close to the part of your body being imaged.
Stop all thyroid medications. Your physician will advise you.
You will lie on a table and pictures will be taken at various angles around your neck using a special camera called a gamma camera. This will take 30-45 minutes.
Likely your doctor has also requested a thyroid uptake study which will scheduled for the same day. Click to see patient information on the thyroid uptake study .)