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Tests to stage

Knowing the stage helps your doctor decide which treatment you'll need. 

CT scan

A CT scan is a test that uses x-rays and a computer to create detailed pictures of the inside of your body.

MRI scan

An MRI scan creates pictures using magnetism and radio waves. It can show where cancer is in the thyroid and if it has spread.

Thyroid scan (Radioisotope scan)

What happens during a thyroid scan and why you would have one.

PET scan for thyroid cancer

A PET scan can help to find out whether the thyroid cancer has spread elsewhere in the body.

Last reviewed: 
03 May 2018
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