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Nuclear medicine examinations provide entire series of high-resolution images for assessing organ functions. For this purpose, a minimal amount of a radioactive substance with a short half-life is introduced into the bloodstream – by a single injection. Highly sensitive measuring instruments can then be used to measure the temporal and spatial distribution of this substance in the body and to calculate images that reflect metabolism.

By using different radiopharmaceuticals, different metabolic processes can be measured and visualized. With the help of particularly sensitive measuring devices, the radiation is then imaged, which allows the investigation of bodily functions or even their disturbances.

Certain examinations require special preparation, about which patients are informed in detail by the referring physician or when making the appointment. In general, you do not need to be fasting before a blood test to determine thyroid hormones.

However, please do not take thyroid tablets (e.g. Euthyrox, Thyrex, L-Thyroxin) on the day of the examination. Please fill out the questionnaire in advance.

A few milliliters of blood are taken from a vein in your arm using a very thin needle.

Shortly afterwards, you will receive your findings, which contain not only the results of the blood analysis, but also a detailed therapy recommendation.

No contrast agent is administered.

Some health insurance companies will reimburse you for the cost of an examination, these would be:

Thyroid Care Center

The thyroid gland is a small, hormone-active organ.

Despite its small size, diseases of the thyroid gland often lead to a variety of symptoms. They affect the activity of the metabolism, the cardiovascular system, and the gastrointestinal tract, but can also affect the nerves and psyche, causing discomfort.

Both functional disorders (hypothyroidism = underactivity, hyperthyroidism = overactivity) and tumor-like diseases are very common. However, early diagnosis and timely therapy open up a good prognosis for thyroid diseases (e.g. goiter, thyroiditis, Hashimoto’s disease, Graves’ disease, thyroid cancer).

In the case of abnormal findings, we ensure a clear and reliable diagnosis within the shortest possible time with the help of the latest technology and established cutting-edge medicine. We accompany you from suspicion to diagnosis and, if necessary, through therapy to aftercare.

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