Radioiodine is used to assess the function of the thyroid gland. A small amount of the substance 2-5mCi (which will not affect the function of the gland) is given either as a pill or a tasteless liquid and images of the gland are taken afterwards. Normal thyroid glands take this uniformly and a small amount […]
Pituitary: How to I know my Gland is ok?
What hormones can be checked? All the hormones secreted by the pituitary gland can be checked using simple blood tests. How can I see the Pituitary Gland? The pituitary gland is best visualized by a MR scan of the brain, though an X-ray or a CT scan can throw some light on the anatomy of […]