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Thyroid scanning is used to determine how active the thyroid is in manufacturing thyroid hormone. This can determine whether inflammation of the thyroid gland (thyroiditis) is present. It can also detect the presence and degree of overactivity of the gland (hyperthyroidism) or, conversely, it can determine the presence and degree of underactivity of the gland (hypothyroidism).

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    • Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism is any state in which thyroid hormone production is below normal. Normally, the rate of thyroid hormone...learn more »
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      Hypothyroidism Article
      • Hypothyroidism facts
      • What is hypothyroidism?
      • What are thyroid hormones?
      • Thyroid hormone regulation- the chain of command
      • What causes hypothyroidism?
      • What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?
      • How is hypothyroidism diagnosed?
      • How is hypothyroidism treated?
      • What is subclinical hypothyroidism?
      • What's best for you?
    • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the US. This conditions is caused by inflammation of the...learn more »
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      Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Article
      • Introduction to Hashimoto's thyroiditis
      • What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis?
      • What are the symptoms of Hashimoto's thyroiditis?
      • How is Hashimoto's thyroiditis diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment of Hashimoto's thyroiditis?
      • Should I be concerned if I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis and want to become pregnant?
      • Conclusions
    • Thyroid Nodules Thyroid nodules are the most common endocrine problem in the United States. The term "thyroid nodule" refers to any abnormal...learn more »
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      Thyroid Nodules Article
      • Thyroid nodules facts
      • Introduction to thyroid nodules
      • What is the prevalence of thyroid nodules and cancer?
      • What are the symptoms of thyroid nodules?
      • What are the types of thyroid nodules?
      • What is a goiter?
      • How are thyroid nodules diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for thyroid nodules?
    • Thyroid Cancer There are four major types of thyroid cancer: papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic thyroid cancer. Tumors on the...learn more »
      In This Article
      Thyroid Cancer Article
      • Thyroid cancer facts*
      • What is the thyroid?
      • What is cancer?
      • What are the different types of thyroid cancer?
      • Thyroid cancer symptoms*
      • How is thyroid cancer diagnosed?
      • How is staging determined for thyroid cancer?
      • What is the treatment for thyroid cancer?
      • Surgery
      • Thyroid hormone treatment
      • Radioactive iodine therapy
      • External radiation therapy
      • Chemotherapy
      • Second opinion
      • Follow-up care
      • Sources of support
      • Taking part in cancer research
    • Hyperthyroidism Hyperthyroidism is an excess of thyroid hormone resulting from an overactive thyroid gland. Symptoms can include increased heart...learn more »
      In This Article
      Hyperthyroidism Article
      • Hyperthyroidism facts
      • What is hyperthyroidism?
      • What are thyroid hormones?
      • Thyroid hormone regulation--the chain of command
      • What causes hyperthyroidism?
      • What are the symptoms of hyperthyroidism?
      • How is hyperthyroidism diagnosed?
      • How is hyperthyroidism treated?
      • What's best for you?
    • Graves' Disease Graves' disease is an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. Some of the symptoms of Graves' disease include hand tremors,...learn more »
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      Graves' Disease Article
      • Graves' disease facts*
      • What is Graves' disease?
      • What are the symptoms of Graves' disease?
      • Who gets Graves' disease?
      • What causes Graves' disease?
      • How do I find out if I have Graves' disease?
      • How is Graves' disease treated?
      • What could happen if Graves' disease is not treated?
      • Does pregnancy affect the thyroid?
      • Do I need a thyroid test if I become pregnant?
      • I have Graves' disease and want to have a baby. What should I do before I try to become pregnant?
      • How is Graves' disease managed during pregnancy?
      • Can I breastfeed if I am taking antithyroid medicine for Graves' disease?
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