radioiodine


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radioiodine

[¦rād·ē·ō′ī·ə‚dīn]
(nuclear physics)
Any radioactive isotope of iodine, especially iodine-131; used as a tracer to determine the activity and size of the thyroid gland, and experimentally, to destroy the thyroid glands of animals.
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Health effects assessment for environmental perchlorate contamination: the dose-response for inhibition of thyroidal radioiodine uptake in humans.
Prevailing data seem to suggest that the incidence of salivary gland neoplasms after radioiodine therapy is low.
All 20 patients described in this report required more levothyroxine during pregnancy after the thyroid was removed or ablated with radioiodine 131.
The radiation emitted by the radioiodine then destroys the abnormal, hyperactive thyroid tissue without damaging surrounding healthy tissue.
Although radioiodine 1-131 (RAI) is primarily used for the treatment of thyroidal cancer, it is able to concentrate in extra-thyroidal organs like the breast, salivary glands, and the gastric mucosa (3).
Quantification of absorbed doses to urine bladder depending on drinking water during radioiodine therapy to thyroid cancer patients: a clinical study using MIRDOSE3.
Both surgery and post-surgical radioiodine ablation are recommended for the intermediate- and high-risk groups, with subsequent follow-up including the measurement of serum Tg levels and whole-body radioiodine scintigraphy.
6) Surgery is still the primary treatment of choice in these cases, followed by radioiodine ablation and close monitoring of disease progression post-operatively.
Background: Postoperative preablative stimulated thyroglobulin (ps-Tg) has been evaluated in predicting prognosis and success of ablation regarding differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC); however, its relationship with recurrence risk and radioiodine decision-making remains uncertain, especially in Chinese DTC patients.
Radioiodine is a radioactive isotope of iodine (131-I) that is taken up and concentrated by the thyroid gland.
The American Hospital Dubai has become the first private hospital in the UAE to be licensed to provide radioiodine therapy to thyroid cancer patients, following a one-year project dedicated to building a new radiation therapy patient facility, developing hospital protocols for managing radioactive materials and staff training.