Thallium-201 distribution in the thyroid: Relationship to thyroidal trapping function

Z. H. Oster, H. W. Strauss, K. Harrison, H. D. Burns, B. Pitt

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Experiments were undertaken to determine the behavior of thallium-201 in the thyroid in relation to the iodide-trapping mechanism in rats. Iodide trapping was compared to thyroidal thallium-201 trapping 30 min after intravenous injection. Thallium-201 uptake followed iodide uptake in control rats, TSH- and T3-treated rats but did not decrease in the same manner as iodide concentration in perchlorate-treated rats. These studies suggest that thallium-201 distribution in the thyroid may reflect the cationic side of the iodide pump or possible thyroidal blood flow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-734
Number of pages2
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes


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