Hey girls I'm back! I had quite a workout today I did all my bcd challenges today wooooo I'm tired... My legs are twitching like crazy!!
Chris, here is a good explanation of an uptake scan I couldn't explain it very well myself lol
Thyroid Uptake and Scan
The thyroid uptake and scan are often done in conjunction. If both are ordered, you will arrive on the first day for the radioactive iodine pill ingestion, and have the uptake study performed on the following day as described below. Following the uptake study, you will undergo the hyroid scan as described.
Your physician has requested that you have a thyroid uptake. This is a simple, non-invasive way to evaluate the function of your thyroid gland. The test requires the ingestion of a very small amount of a radioactive form of iodine. The radioactivity associated with this test is neglible. The only requirement for this study is the possible discontinuation of thyroid supplement 6 weeks prior to the examination. If there are any questions regarding discontinuation of thyroid medication, contact your physician.
To outline our requirements, you will:
1. Nothing to eat 2 hours prior to the appointment time.
2. Check in with our receptionist.
3. A waiting period of about 15 minutes should be anticipated while the radioactive iodine pill is prepared.
4. You will be given the radioactive pill to swallow. You will experience no ill effects.
5. You will be released from the clinic and told to return the following day.
6. You will return the following day.
7. The technologist will place a gamma probe on your thyroid gland and measure the radioactivity for several minutes.
8. The results will be verified by the nuclear medicine physician, and you will then be released from the clinic.
Your physician has requested that you have a thyroid scan. This is a simple, non-invasive way to evaluate the size, shape, and location of your thyroid gland. The test requires the injection in an arm vein of a very small amount of the radioactive element called technetium. The radioactivity associated with this test is neglible. The only requirement for this study is the possible discontinuation of thyroid supplement 6 weeks prior to the examination. If there are any questions regarding discontinuation of thyroid medication, contact your physician.
To outline our requirements, you will:
1. Check in with our receptionist.
2. A minimal waiting period of about 30 minutes should be anticipated while the injection is prepared.
3. You will be administered with the technetium into an arm vein. You will experience no ill effects.
4. You will need to wait approximately 30 to 60 minutes while the injected technetium is localized in the thyroid gland.
5. The technologist will instruct you drink a cup of water.
6. The technologist will position you for 4 pictures. The entire study takes about 45 to 60 minutes.
7. You will be seen by a nuclear medicine physician for an examination of your thyroid gland.
8. Additional pictures may be taken of some patients at the discretion of the nuclear medicine physician. The entire study normally takes about 45 to 60 minutes.
9. Development of the film and review by the nuclear medicine physician takes approximately 15 minutes.
This is the test I had done on my thyroid shortly after having Teagan it showed that the goiter I had was a HOT Nodule, which is the good kind so to speak...but it was producing massive amounts of hormone and had to be removed so I wouldn't have a heart attack lol.
Ricci, Hope you have a good day, thanks for checking in!
Tab, I would do just as Chrissy suggested. Show them willingness to make good on your tickets and I'm sure they'll work something out for you
Chrissy, hope you are having a good day!!
Mel, where the heck are you!! Penny? Jeniqua? Foxy Roxy? Kendrea? Deana? Okay you guys better check in or I'm gonna come to your houses and Ya'll know I won't be happy about that lol!!!
Okay I gotta go cuz a devil got into Taylor and she is telling me (in a demonic voice) that she wants some cereal LOL oh it's so nice things are back to normal!