What is the difference between thyroid scan and radioactive iodine uptake?
A thyroid scan is a type of nuclear medicine imaging. The radioactive iodine uptake test (RAIU) is also known as a thyroid uptake. It is a measurement of thyroid function, but does not involve imaging. Nuclear medicine uses small amounts of radioactive material called radiotracers.
Can you eat or drink before a thyroid uptake scan?
Please be sure not to eat or drink anything 2 hours prior to your first appointment (you will also need to refrain from eating or drinking for 2 hours following your appointment—see below for further exam preparation details). You will then return to the department at the same time on the following day for imaging.
When can I go back to work after radioactive iodine treatment?
The radiation safety physicist will tell you when you can go back to work. This is usually 1 to 2 days after your treatment depending on what kind of work you do, and how close you’ll be to other people.
What are the long term side effects of radioactive iodine?
What are the risks of radioactive iodine treatment?
Stay at least six feet away from other people,including members of the public,family members,and co-workers,for three to 11 days.
How do you clean after radioactive iodine treatment?
Avoiding physical contact with other members of the household,including sleeping alone
What is the treatment for iodine?
Abstract. The purpose of this study is to report cases of choroidal melanoma that developed extrascleral tumour recurrence after treatment with iodine-125 brachytherapy.