Sodium Iodide I-131 Thyroid Therapy

What is sodium iodide I-131 thyroid therapy, and why has my physician ordered it for me?

This is a nuclear medicine procedure. It uses a special camera to help assess hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) and radioactive iodine (sodium iodide I-131) to treat the condition. It is also used in some types of thyroid cancer.

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