I just got a hold of some of my records, and I have a question.
I had the nuc med uptake test before my big dose of RA-I. I have never known what my uptake level was, and I guess I never really cared. I HAVE on the other hand always wondered why my dose was so large..at 200mci. My endo said he hits it hard and hits it ONCE, doesn't want to revisit it again. Ok. Sounds good to me!!
Well, now that I have the record, I want to see if anyone can explain it to me.
"Uptake value of the thyroid gland is calculated at 4.5% (normal range equals 10% to 35%)" end quote.
I am just curious if this is why I had such a high dose, because my uptake was "low", OR does it not matter what the uptake was, as I didn't have a thyroid anymore and the % range of normal is for people with an intact thyroid?
Just curious.... was my uptake normal or low, and would that determine the amount of RA-I?