THE NORMAL FELINE THYROID

Kathy A. Beck, William J. Hornof, Edward C Feldman

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Abstract

A technique for performing thyroid scintigraphy in the cat using technetium 99m pertechnetate is presented. Two groups of cats were studied: group I—five young adult cats, and group II—five cats, nine to 11 years of age. The resultant scintigrams were uniform in appearance with no significant differences between groups I and II. Computer analysis was performed to determine radioactivity ratios, comparing thyroid with salivary gland and background radioactivity. A consistent thyroid/salivary ratio (T/S) of approximately 1 was obtained for group I and group II. Thyroid/background ratio (T/B) was variable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-38
Number of pages4
JournalVeterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

Keywords

  • cat
  • thyroid
  • thyroid‐radionuclide studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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