Radioactive Iodine for hyperthyroidism

Radioactive Iodine: 131-I – How Does it Work?

This is a very detailed presentation on radioactive iodine and Graves’ Disease, presented at the Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation’s 2011 Patient & Family Conference, November 5, 2011 by: Dr. Anca Avram Assistant Professor of Radiology Director, Nuclear Endocrinology and Radiotherapy Section, Division of Nuclear Medicine/Radiology University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI Take special note around 31 minutes into the presentation Dr. Avram points out the dangers of LOW-LEVEL exposure to children.  This is the risk that children and pregnant women have to worry about when coming into contact with I131 contamination.  This is why it is so […]