Jupiter Thyroid Scan and Uptake - This type of scan and uptake involves having to swallow a capsule containing radioactive iodine. Iodine in the thyroid helps to produce the thyroid hormone. Several hours later, there is a build up of the radioactive iodine in the thyroid, which enables the doctor to capture an image using a nuclear camera, outlining the thyroid. This procedure also allows the examiner to see how well the thyroid is working. Measurements can be made 1 to 3 hours later, and again 24 hours later, on the following day. An evaluation will be conducted of the thyroid, to check its activity, and see if the gland is hyper or hypo. The thyroid scan and uptake also reveals any cysts and tumors present.
The Jupiter Thyroid Scan and Uptake makes quite a few scans of the neck within a one to two hour window. Before the scan is performed, a small injection of the radioactive substance is placed into the parathyroid glands. On the back of the thyroid there are four very small parathyroid glands that regulate the calcium in the blood stream. In addition, Dr. N Henry Pevsner can also give you a scan to check your Thyroid and Parathyroid glands, and how well they function with the calcium in the blood, or when the hormone is at an abnormal level. You can trust Medical Diagnostic Scans to administer all tests with extreme caution and care. Our facility has been operating for over 25 years and has always been reputable.
American Board of Radiology-Diagnostic Radiology
American Board of Nuclear Medicine
Fellow of the American College of Radiology
Society of Interventional Radiology
Society of Skeletal Radiology.
Nuclear Medicine, Mt.Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach
Diagnostic Radiology, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami.
Internal Medicine, United States Public Health Hospital, Baltimore, Md.
Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University, N. Chicago, IL.