Thyroid Scan

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Thyroid Scan available at:

Thyroid Scan

PRP Bathurst Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Thyroid Scan

PRP Castle Hill Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5pm
Saturday 8.30am - 12noon

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Thyroid Scan

PRP Cumberland Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8.30am - 12 noon

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Thyroid Scan

PRP Dee Why Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 11.30am

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Thyroid Scan

PRP Dubbo Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

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Thyroid Scan

PRP Eastwood Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm
Saturday 8am to 12 noon

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Thyroid Scan

PRP Frenchs Forest Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

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Thyroid Scan

PRP Gosford North Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

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Thyroid Scan

PRP Hornsby Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
Saturday 8am to 12 noon

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Thyroid Scan

PRP Norwest Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.30pm

Saturday 8.00am - 12 noon
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Thyroid Scan

PRP Orange Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

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Thyroid Scan

PRP Shellharbour Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

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Thyroid Scan

PRP Toukley Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

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Thyroid Scan

PRP Tuggerah Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

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Thyroid Scan

PRP Wollongong Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

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Thyroid Scan

PRP Woy Woy Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

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  • Thyroid Scan Explained

    Also known as: Thyroid radioisotope scan.

    A Thyroid scan is used to evaluate your thyroid function, shape, location and size.

  • Please advise us beforehand

    If you think you may have had a recent CT scan with intravenous contrast please notify staff when making your appointment.

    Please make staff aware if you are (or think you could be) pregnant, breastfeeding, claustrophobic and/or if you are the primary/sole carer for small children when you book your appointment.

  • Preparation

    You may be asked to cease certain medications or vitamin supplements prior to the test.

    Bring any previous Nuclear Medicine scans or any other scans relating to the area of interest, as well as any recent blood tests measuring thyroid function to your appointment.

    Eat and drink as normal before and after your thyroid scan.

  • What happens during the procedure

    Part 1: You will be given a small injection of a radioactive tracer that is taken up by your thyroid gland. This injection shouldn’t make you feel any different. This part takes about 15 minutes.

    Part 2: After 20 minutes following your injection, images of your neck and thyroid will be taken. These images take between 15-40 minutes to be acquired.

  • How long does it take

    In total, your scan should take approximately 1 hour

  • After Your Examination

    Eat and drink as normal before and after your thyroid scan.

    Resume normal activities (including driving) following your scan.

  • Your images and report

    We will advise you when your images and report will be ready. PRP will store digital copies of all studies on our secure database for comparison with any future examinations.

    Please bring any previous images with you for comparison.

    It is important that you return to your doctor with your examination results. Whether they are normal or abnormal, your doctor needs to know promptly so that a management plan can be formulated.

Service - Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

A safe and non-invasive imaging test, nuclear medicine scans provide information about both the function and anatomy of the human body. The test involves the administration of a small dose of radiation to a patient, in order to detect a wide array of pathologies and conditions.

This content is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you would like any clarifications, please contact your local practice.