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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Radioiodine therapy is the final element in our comprehensive thyroid cancer care program.
Radioiodine therapy of Graves' hyperthyroidism: standard vs.
Outcome after radioiodine therapy in 107 patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma and initial bone metastases: side-effects and influence of age.
This is a potentially important factor, because surgery, radioiodine therapy and chronic thyroiditis reduce C-cell function.
Shah said: "He has had radioiodine therapy very recently and he is effectively radioactive, for want of a better word, for a brief period afterwards.
The definitive therapy for TPP includes treatment of hyperthyroidism with antithyroid medications, surgical thyroidectomy, or radioiodine therapy.
The patient was advised to receive and accepted radioiodine therapy.
TRAb values usually increase in the first trimester after radioiodine therapy in patients with GD as a result of radiation-induced destructive release of thyroid antigens.
He had received radioiodine therapy for Graves disease at age 16, with erratic physician follow-up for over 20 years.
The first three cases were treated with radioiodine therapy during the recovery phase of an episode.
Of the total thyroidectomy group, 56% received adjuvant radioiodine therapy.