What do I do if I am told to have a radioisotope scan: Things to know about Isotope scan & nuclear medicine.


A radioisotope scan (also known as a nuclear medicine test) uses a small amount of radioactivity to produce pictures on a special camera. The radioactive dose is usually injected into a vein in your hand or arm. The radioactivity circulating in your body emits radiation (gamma rays) which are detected by a ‘gamma camera‘ andContinue reading “What do I do if I am told to have a radioisotope scan: Things to know about Isotope scan & nuclear medicine.”

How do I know I have Hypothyroidism: (Myxedema).


Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is under-active (it is producing an insufficient amount of thyroid hormones). Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid disorder. Severe hypothyroidism can lead to a condition called myxedema, characterized by dry, thickened skin and coarse facial features. So Myxedema is also hypothyroidism but in its extreme form.Continue reading “How do I know I have Hypothyroidism: (Myxedema).”

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