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I-131 Therapy for Thyroid Cancer
Paige Bennett, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Preprocedure

      • Procedure

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Definitions

          • Radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment with I-131 
            • I-131 ablates residual thyroid gland and thyroid cancer with high-energy beta emissions (0.606 MeV) 
            • Effective for papillary and follicular thyroid cancers and their variants
            • Anaplastic and medullary thyroid cancers are not RAI-avid

        PREPROCEDURE

        • Indications

          • Contraindications

            • Getting Started

              • Papillary and Follicular Thyroid Cancer Staging

                PROCEDURE

                • Equipment Preparation

                  • Procedure Steps

                    • Findings and Reporting

                      • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                        POST PROCEDURE

                        • Things To Do

                          • Side Effects

                            OUTCOMES

                            • Complications

                              Selected References

                              1. Haugen BR et al: 2015 American Thyroid Association Management Guidelines for Adult Patients with Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: The American Thyroid Association Guidelines Task Force on Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer. Thyroid. 26(1):1-133, 2016
                              2. ATA Guidelines Taskforce on Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer et al: Revised American Thyroid Association management guidelines for patients with thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer. Thyroid. 19(11):1167-214, 2009
                              3. Nakada K et al: Does lemon candy decrease salivary gland damage after radioiodine therapy for thyroid cancer? J Nucl Med. 46(2):261-6, 2005
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                              KEY FACTS

                              • Terminology

                                • Preprocedure

                                  • Procedure

                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                    • Definitions

                                      • Radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment with I-131 
                                        • I-131 ablates residual thyroid gland and thyroid cancer with high-energy beta emissions (0.606 MeV) 
                                        • Effective for papillary and follicular thyroid cancers and their variants
                                        • Anaplastic and medullary thyroid cancers are not RAI-avid

                                    PREPROCEDURE

                                    • Indications

                                      • Contraindications

                                        • Getting Started

                                          • Papillary and Follicular Thyroid Cancer Staging

                                            PROCEDURE

                                            • Equipment Preparation

                                              • Procedure Steps

                                                • Findings and Reporting

                                                  • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                                                    POST PROCEDURE

                                                    • Things To Do

                                                      • Side Effects

                                                        OUTCOMES

                                                        • Complications

                                                          Selected References

                                                          1. Haugen BR et al: 2015 American Thyroid Association Management Guidelines for Adult Patients with Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: The American Thyroid Association Guidelines Task Force on Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer. Thyroid. 26(1):1-133, 2016
                                                          2. ATA Guidelines Taskforce on Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer et al: Revised American Thyroid Association management guidelines for patients with thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer. Thyroid. 19(11):1167-214, 2009
                                                          3. Nakada K et al: Does lemon candy decrease salivary gland damage after radioiodine therapy for thyroid cancer? J Nucl Med. 46(2):261-6, 2005