What is Iodine-131?

Iodine-131 (131I), also called radioiodine, is an important radioisotope of iodine. It has a radioactive decay half-life of about eight days. It is associated with nuclear energy, medical diagnostic and treatment procedures, and natural gas production. It also plays a major role as a radioactive isotope present in nuclear fission products.

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My friends son age 13 just had radioactive iodine therapy 7days ago. They have noticed over the past few days that he has red patches (circular...

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hi welcome to HCM
- i had gone through your query and understand your concerns. i would come up with the possibility of URTICARIA may be the cause...

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hi dr sheh I am 25 yeas old lady I have hyper thyrodism I am on carbimazole 5 mg dialy my dr told me that it is better to take the radioactive...

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Hi, this is Dr. Srividhya . Regarding your question about planning for conception, I would suggest you to meet your endocrinologist for better...

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hi i have been suffering from hyperthorid symptoms from 2 years and my doc have put me on propiyltha to bring down the hormone levels in my blood i...

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Your apprehension about radioiodine is unnecessary.
Radioiodine is the first line of treatment of hyperthyroidism in the United states.

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