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.