Thyroid Cancer

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Radioactive Iodine or RAI

Overview The thyroid uses iodine from the diet to make thyroid hormone and is one of the few organs that will take up iodine. Radioactive iodine (RAI) is a radioactive form of iodine that can be used to either scan or ablate (i.e. destroy) thyroid cells. Radioactive iodine has been used safely in medicine since […]