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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   im getting a thyroid scan tomm which is the one with the radioactive injection in the arm and they take pics for roughly 30 minutes what will this test show
User :   i think it is a ct
Doctor :   it is CT scan with contrast
User :   i think so
Doctor :   it will show the thyoid gland
User :   yes if it is working correctly right
Doctor :   ok
User :   now say if it is i have lumps on it will this radioactive kill them lumps or no
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   it is for the investifgation not the tratment
User :   i see what will it show though
Doctor :   thyroid glands, any enlargement, any nodules
User :   i already had that done with an ultrasound though
User :   will this show cancer
Doctor :   it can show gorssly
Doctor :   to indentify the cancer they may to take biopsy and see for cancer
User :   i see how do they take a biopsy cut you open
Doctor :   they insert an needle or syringe and take a bit of tissue

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