Thyroid Scan (Diagnostics)

Body Area: Abdomen
Body Parts: General Abdominal Area
Symptoms: Sudden Weight Gain
A thyroid scan is performed by ingesting or intravenously taking a radioactive tracer then using a special camera to take pictures of the thyroid gland from different angles to show the size shape and location of the thyroid gland and to find out how well the thyroid gland is working.