Iodine I-131 Low Dose Therapy in Dubai for Thyroid Conditions
The Thyroid Clinic at CMC Hospital Dubai, a multidisciplinary team involving endocrinologists, oncologists and radiologists, offers Iodine I-131 low dose therapy as a safe and effective treatment for several thyroid conditions. It uses radioactive iodine (I-131) to destroy thyroid tissue, either partially or completely, depending on the specific condition and customised treatment plan.
How does Iodine I-131 Low Dose Therapy work?
Normally, your thyroid gland absorbs iodine from your blood to produce thyroid hormones.
I-131 is a radioactive isotope of iodine that mimics regular iodine and gets absorbed by your thyroid gland.
Once inside the gland, the I-131 emits radiation that destroys surrounding thyroid cells.
The destroyed cells are then naturally eliminated by your body.
Conditions treated with Iodine I-131 low dose therapy include:
Thyroid cancer (certain types of thyroid cancer, especially differentiated thyroid cancers)
Remnant thyroid ablation: Destroying remaining thyroid tissue after surgery for thyroid cancer
Benefits of Iodine I-131 low dose therapy:
Non-invasive (no surgery required)
Effective: Treats the underlying cause of hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer.
Safe: Low doses minimize side effects.
Outpatient procedure: Can be done in a clinic or hospital setting.
Long-term patient outcomes: Can permanently cure hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer in many cases.
You will receive a capsule containing a low dose of I-131 orally.
You may need to stay in the hospital for a short period after receiving the treatment.
You will be given instructions to follow to minimize radiation exposure to others.
You will need regular blood tests to monitor your thyroid hormone levels.
You may need additional treatment if your thyroid hormone levels are too low.
Iodine I-131 low dose therapy is a well-established, safe, effective and non-invasive treatment for various thyroid conditions such as hyperthyroidism and specific types of thyroid cancer.
I-131 Low Dose Therapy is considered a safe therapy, there may be some minor side effects that differ patient to patient, these will be discussed with you by your physician.