Scintigrams of the thyroid gland; the diagnosis of morphologic abnormalities with I131

Calif Med. 1952 Dec;77(6):380-2.


Functioning thyroid tissue containing sufficient radioiodine can be visualized by scanning the gland with a directional scintillation counter.(4) This visual representation of the gland is called a "scintigram." Scintigrams have been invaluable in the detection and study of both "toxic" and non-functioning nodules, diffuse enlargement in hyperthyroidism and the subsequent reduction in gland size after treatment, carcinoma, and aberrant thyroid tissue.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Hyperthyroidism*
  • Iodides*
  • Iodine Radioisotopes*
  • Iodine*
  • Scintillation Counting*
  • Thyroid Gland*


  • Iodides
  • Iodine Radioisotopes
  • Iodine