Study of Thyroid Abnormalities using Scintigraphy


  • Amel Bushra Ahmed College of Medical Radiological Science, Sudan University of science and Technology, Sudan Khartoum
  • Mohamed Yousef College of Batterjee Science College, Radiological Science, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Salah Ali Fadhlalah College of Medical Radiological Science, Sudan University of science and Technology, Sudan Khartoum



Scintigraphy, goitre, Graves’ disease, thyroid nodule


Radionuclide imaging is an integral part of functional evaluation of thyroid diseases. This study aimed to study thyroid abnormalities using scintigraphy, The study population consisted of 173(149 female and 24 male) patients  with  thyroid abnormalities, and referred to Nuclear Medicine, Fujairah hospital for thyroid scintigraphy during  the period  from Jan 10, 2016 to June  30, 2018. All patients Thyroid function test were done before coming to radiology department. The mean  age of  patients was 38 years.

The results of this study revealed that  thyroid nuclear medicine scan findings  as normal in 6.4 % (16 patients) and abnormal in 91% (157 patients) , Autonomous Nodule 2 (1.1),nodular goiter- NTG , TNG 30 (17.3%),Goiter11(6.4%),Grave disease13(7.5%), Multinodular goiter 43(24.8%), Thyroiditis        20 (11), Thyroid nodule 2 (1.1), Toxic multinodular goiter 21 ,Toxic goiter 15 (8.7%), Normal 16 (9.2%).

This study concluded that radionuclide methods are complementary and provide information that can help in the appropriate management of various thyroid diseases.



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How to Cite

Ahmed, A. B., Yousef, M., & Fadhlalah, S. A. (2018). Study of Thyroid Abnormalities using Scintigraphy. Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Imaging, 5(5), 01.