Use of thyroid scans in the selection of surgical patients.

Abstract

The radionuclide scan should not be used for the routine evaluation of the thyroid gland. Instead, it should be used selectively when indicated by careful clinical judgement. The decision as to whether for not to operate should not be based solely on the findings of the thyroid scan. On the other hand, the presence of a solitary cold nodule should not be… (More)

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