Radioiodine Ablation is a treatment procedure used to remove any residual thyroid tissue after a thyroidectomy (complete removal of the thyroid gland or part of the thyroid gland) (Bailey, Johnson and Newlands 1644). It is normally applied to persons having thyroid cancer. A radiologist normally conducts radioiodine ablation with the assistance of other specialists such as endocrinologist and thyroid surgeon. There is no equipment used during the radioiodine therapy apart from the whole body scanning equipment.
Goals of Radioiodine Ablation
Radioiodine ablation ensures that cancer recurrence in the thyroid areas is reduced.
It helps in reducing mortality attributed to thyroid cancer
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