Original Articles: PDF OnlyThyroid 99mTc-Pertechnetate Uptake: Simple and AccurateBERENS, SANFORD V., M.D.; LONG, ROBERT F., M.D.; CAPLAN, GERALD E., M.D.; GOODGAME, JAMES, M.S.Author Information From the Department of Radiology, Memorial Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia Clinical Nuclear Medicine: September 1976 - Volume 1 - Issue 4 - p 148-149 Buy Abstract A total of 981 consecutive thyroid uptake studies with 99mTc-Pertechnetate are reviewed. Of these, 258 patients underwent measurement of both 99mTc and 131I uptake. An accuracy rate of greater than 90% based on correlation with the 131 I values as well as clinical and laboratory information clearly establishes the simplified 99mTc uptake study as a reliable index of thyroid function. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.