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I131 Radioactive Iodine to Treat Thyroid Cancer: What to expect and how to prepare

I131 Radioactive Iodine to Treat Thyroid Cancer: What to expect and how to prepare
Abstract

This handout gives instructions for patients who receive radioactive iodine (Iodine-131) therapy to help treat thyroid cancer. It includes precautions to follow after receiving the I131 treatment to avoid exposing others to radiation.

Author
Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher
University of Washington Medical Center
Date Published (original date)
2005
Revision Date
04/2017
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General Subject
Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
Therapeutic Procedures
Specific Subject/Keyword
Radiology
Thyroid Gland
Languages
English
Spanish
Record ID
3257