Nuclear Imaging and Radiation Therapy in Canine and Feline Thyroid Disease

Feeney D.A. and Anderson K.L.

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract, 2007. 37(4): p.799-821, viii.


The indications, techniques, and expectations for radionuclide diagnostic studies on canine and feline thyroid glands are presented. In addition, the considerations surrounding radioiodine or external beam radiotherapy for benign and malignant thyroid disease are reviewed. The intent of this article is to familiarize primary care veterinarians with the utility of and outcome of the ionizing radiation-based diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for assessing and treating canine and feline thyroid disease.