Tc-99m pertechnetate thyroid scan

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[edit] Patient preparation

NPO for 4 hours prior to exam

[edit] Radiopharmaceutical

Tc-99m pertechnetate

[edit] Dose and route of administration

3 - 5 mCi IV

[edit] Time of imaging

20 minutes after Tc-99m pertechnetate administration

[edit] Equipment

  • Camera: Gamma camera
  • Collimator: Pinhole
  • Window: 20% energy window centered at 140 KeV

[edit] Procedure

  • Obtain anterior, LAO, and RAO views
  • Mark chin, suprasternal notch, palpable nodules, and surgical scars

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