This six-page handout helps people prepare for a thyroid scan, which is a test that uses a pill containing a small amount of radioactive iodine to examine the structure and function of the thyroid gland. It clarifies that persons with allergies and women who are breastfeeding, pregnant, or think they might be pregnant should tell the staff before the thyroid scan. It contains guidelines to help people prepare for up to four weeks before the test. The document explains that the test has three parts, and provides an explanation of what will happen in each part, accompanied by places where a healthcare provider can write in the day and time of each appointment.
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