Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 1999;39(2):394-397.
Thyroid imaging in 53 cats with hyperthyroidism using technetium-99m as pertechnetate
Young-won Lee
College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
Abstract
Thyroid imaging was performed in 53 hyperthyroid cats with technetium-99m as pertechnetate($^{99m}TcO_{4}$). Increased radionuclide accumulation was found in all cats. Thirty-four cats had bilateral enlargements of the thyroid glands and 14 cats had unilateral enlargements. Five cats had multi-focal accumulation of $^{99m}TcO_{4}$ in the ventral neck or mediastinum. Conclusively, nuclear thyroid image is useful method in diagnosis of feline hyperthyroidism.
Key Words: feline, hyperthyroidism, thyroid image, $^{99m}TcO_{4}$
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