Thyroid Scan (Thyroid Scintigraphy)

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A thyroid scan (thyroid scintigraphy) is a nuclear medicine test that allows your child's doctor to determine the size, shape, function and position of her thyroid gland.

How Boston Children's Hospital approaches thyroid scans

The Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging program at Children's is committed to providing a safe, comfortable and child-friendly atmosphere with:

  • specialized nuclear medicine physicians with expertise in interpreting thyroid scans in children of all ages
  • certified nuclear medicine technologists with years of experience imaging children and teens
  • equipment adapted for pediatric use, which means age-appropriate care for children
  • protocols that keep radiation exposure as low as reasonably achievable while assuring high image quality

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