The Anger camera and the pertechnetate ion in the routine evaluation of thyroid uptake and imaging.

The thyroid traps the pertechnetate ion and iodine in a similar manner. Thus, 99mTc-pertechnetate may be used for thyroid uptake studies (including stimulation and suppression tests)8 as well as imaging. Images are obtained after an intravenous administration of 2--4 mCi of 99mTc-pertechnetate, and the scan is preceded by a trapping index at 20 minutes… CONTINUE READING