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Title: Visual index of thyroid function

Abstract

A visual index of thyroid uptake (VITU) is introduced as a qualitative measure of thyroid trapping. This index is determined from the 20-minute 99mTc-pertechnetate scan by visually comparing the relative tracer uptake between the thyroid and salivary glands. Three categories are defined: low, normal and elevated. The VITU correctly identified the functional status of the thyroid in 94% of 123 patients studied and agreed with the 24-hour radioiodine uptake (RAIU) in 89%. The VITU is a very simple but highly accurate, reliable and reproducible test. It was primarily designed to complement other tests of thyroid function by contributing qualitative information about the thyroidal trapping mechanism, but it can also be useful in confirming blood tests of thyroid function in cases in which one would prefer to avoid 131I administration for RAIU studies.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
State Univ. of New York, Buffalo
OSTI Identifier:
5673381
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Clin. Nucl. Med.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 4:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; TECHNETIUM 99; SCINTISCANNING; UPTAKE; THYROID; DYNAMIC FUNCTION STUDIES; IODINE 131; ISOMERIC NUCLEI; PATIENTS; PERTECHNETATES; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BODY; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; ENDOCRINE GLANDS; GLANDS; HOURS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; IODINE ISOTOPES; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ORGANS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; RADIOISOTOPES; TECHNETIUM COMPOUNDS; TECHNETIUM ISOTOPES; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 550601* - Medicine- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics; 560171 - Radiation Effects- Nuclide Kinetics & Toxicology- Man- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Sostre, S., and Parikh, S. Visual index of thyroid function. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.1097/00003072-197902000-00005.
Sostre, S., & Parikh, S. Visual index of thyroid function. United States. doi:10.1097/00003072-197902000-00005.
Sostre, S., and Parikh, S. Thu . "Visual index of thyroid function". United States. doi:10.1097/00003072-197902000-00005.
@article{osti_5673381,
title = {Visual index of thyroid function},
author = {Sostre, S. and Parikh, S.},
abstractNote = {A visual index of thyroid uptake (VITU) is introduced as a qualitative measure of thyroid trapping. This index is determined from the 20-minute 99mTc-pertechnetate scan by visually comparing the relative tracer uptake between the thyroid and salivary glands. Three categories are defined: low, normal and elevated. The VITU correctly identified the functional status of the thyroid in 94% of 123 patients studied and agreed with the 24-hour radioiodine uptake (RAIU) in 89%. The VITU is a very simple but highly accurate, reliable and reproducible test. It was primarily designed to complement other tests of thyroid function by contributing qualitative information about the thyroidal trapping mechanism, but it can also be useful in confirming blood tests of thyroid function in cases in which one would prefer to avoid 131I administration for RAIU studies.},
doi = {10.1097/00003072-197902000-00005},
journal = {Clin. Nucl. Med.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 4:2,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}