Thyroid Scan/Thyroid Computed Tomography Imaging: Introduction, Uses, Centers in Kathmandu, Address, Contact Number, and Keynotes

Thyroid Scan Report

Thyroid Scan Footage and Report
Fig. Thyroid Scan Footage and Report


Thyroid CT Scan/Thyroid Computed Tomography Imaging is a technique used to scan the thyroid gland that controls metabolism. It is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the middle of the lower neck having normal size of about 2 cm thick, 3 cm wide, and 5 cm long (each lobe) to know the abnormal features like incidental thyroid nodules (ITNs) and plays a significant role in the evaluation of thyroid cancer.

Uses of Thyroid CT Scan

The application of ‘Thyroid Computed Tomography Imaging’ is as follows-

  1. To know the lumps, nodules, or other growths of the thyroid gland.
  2. Detection for swelling of the thyroid
  3. Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
  4. Hypothyroidism (underactive)
  5. To find out goiter (an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid).
  6. Detection of thyroid cancer

Thyroid CT Scan Centers in Kathmandu, Address, Contact Number

S. NoName of Thyroid CT- Scan CentersAddressSector (Government/
Private/ Others)
Contact No.
1.Tribhuvan University and Teaching Hospital (TUTH)MaharajgunjGovernment01-4412303
2.Bir Hospital, KathmanduKanti PathGovernment01-4221988
3.Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS)LagankhelOthers01-5545112
4.Civil Service HospitalNew BaneshworGovernment01-4107000
5.Sukra Raj Tropical and Infectious Disease HospitalTekuGovernment01-4253396
6.Birendra Army HospitalChhauniGovernment01-4274019
7.Kanti Children’s HospitalMaharajgunjGovernment01-4411550/4413398
8.Prasuti GrihaThapathaliGovernment01-4260405
9.Nepal MedicitiBhaisipatiPrivate01-4217766
10.B. & B. Hospital Pvt. Ltd.GwarkoPrivate+977-1-5531933
11.Star Hospital, KathmanduSanepaPrivate01-5540478
12.Alka Hospital Pvt. LtdJawalakhelPrivate01-5555555, 01-5551555
13.Om Hospital & Research CenterChabahilPrivate01-4476225
14.HAMS hospitalDhumbarahiPrivate01-4377404
15.Blue Cross HospitalTripureshworPrivate01-4262027, 01-4261796
16.Kathmandu Medical CollegeSinamangalPrivate01-4469064
17.Annapurna Neurological Institue and Allied SciencesMaitighar MandalaPrivate01-4256656, 4256568
18.National Medicare Hospital & Research CenterChabahilPrivate01-4467067
19.Upendra Devkota Memorial NationalInstitute Of Neurological And Allied ScienceBansbariPrivate01-4373850, 4379010
20.Suvekchya Int´l Hospital & Research CenterSitapailaPrivate01-4289534+977-01-4289535+977-01-4302028
21.Metro Radiology and ImagingNaxalPrivate977-1-4435200 /4435400 /4423805 / 4413250
22.Madhyapur Hospital Pvt Ltd.ThimiPrivate01-5093395,015093372, 015093388
23.Kantipur Diagnostic Centre Pvt. Ltd.New BaneshworPrivate01-4110882
24.Grande International HospitalDhapasi-4Private01-5159266
25.Sooriya Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.Lazimpat-2Private01-4411661
26.Manmohan Memorial Medical College and Teaching HospitalSwayambhuPrivate977-1-5247314 / 5247315 / 5247316 / 5247317
27.Vayodha HospitalBalkhuPrivate977-1-4286428
28.Tesla Diagnostic ClinicBaluwatarPrivate01-4446031
Table: A List of Thyroid CT- Scan Centers in Kathmandu, Address, Contact Number

Keynotes on Thyroid CT-Scan

  • A thyroid ultrasound is also applied to examine the cysts, nodules, and tumors of the thyroid.
  • An ultrasound is a painless procedure in which sound waves are used to generate images of the inside of our body.
  • Thyroid storm is a life-threatening health problem that is associated with uncontrolled hyperthyroidism (low TSH level but high T3 and T4 levels) and the patient feels heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature dangerously high levels.
  • Both (Thyroid CT Scan and Thyroid USG) are part of nuclear medicine since a radioactive material i.e. radioisotope/ radionuclide (tracer) is given to the patient prior to the scan.
  • A thyroid scan is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women besides the radiation exposure being minimal and short-term.
  • Normally avoid food having iodine content like dairy products, sushi, shellfish, seaweed, iodized salt, kelp, and seasonings that contain iodized salt. And also discontinue medication of antihistamines, cough syrups, and multivitamins from 4 to 6 weeks before scanning.
  • In some cases, a radioactive iodine uptake (RAIU) test with the scan can be requested to measure the thyroid’s reaction.
  • If any center is lacking in the provided list, kindly mention it in the comment box and no doubt we will definitely add it to the list.

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