Would Lymphoma show up after a Thyroid & Uptake scan if you have it?

Say you're getting tested for something else, but might have lymphoma. Would it show up on that scan if you do?

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  • Tiny
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    The contrast for a thyroid test is based on radioactive iodine and the lymphoma contrast is based on radioactive sucrose(sugar), so the two are not cross compatible. The thyroid contrast will not work on showing lymphoma or other cancers.

    ...more info:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contrast_media

    Source(s): Cancer survivor
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