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Nuclear medicine thyroid scan

A nuclear medicine thyroid scan gives doctors information about the function and structure of your thyroid gland. Before the scan, a radioactive material is injected into your body. A special camera called a gamma camera is then used to detect the radioactive material in your thyroid gland.

If you need a nuclear medicine thyroid scan, it will be done by Canterbury DHB's Nuclear Medicine Department.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by clinical lead, Nuclear Medicine, Canterbury DHB. Last reviewed November 2017.

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