Thyroid Uptake Scan | The Momma Diaries

Friday, April 16, 2010

Thyroid Uptake Scan

It just occurred to me that I didn't update about my Thyroid Uptake Scan I had to have after my Radioactive Iodine Treatment. Well, anyways, it wasn't too huge of a deal...but still not my cup of tea nonetheless. For the scan, they use something called a Gamma Camera. The machine looks like what is pictured. The table is seriously only about 16 inches wide. They raise the table up and place you so you're directly underneath the top of the machine....and then they lower it, so it's just about touching your nose! If you are a claustrophobic person, I'd suggest you strongly medicate yourself for this procedure! The scan last approximately 40 minutes, and you have to remain still the entire time. Not only did I get to enjoy this process once, but I had to go back the following week for ANOTHER scan because they did the first one too soon and there was too much radioactivity still in my body...fabulous.

Anyways, all went well with the scan...all things considered. And hopefully this will be my last bout with thyroid cancer e.v.e.r.!


  1. I hope you never have to deal with that again.

  2. I've had that done before too! BLECK!!!!! I hope your results come back normal!

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