What are thyroid and parathyroid body scans?

Also known as: thyroid whole body scan, parathyroid scan, sestamibi scan, SPECT, CT fusion, parathyroid 4D-CT scan

A variety of different imaging tests and technologies can be used to examine the thyroid or parathyroid glands from outside the body. These can range from CT scans to look for potential abnormalities in the glands, to a thyroid whole body scan to look for residual thyroid tissue after the organ has been surgically removed.

Reviewed by: Alejandro Diaz, MD

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