What guidelines of safe practices after radioiodine treatment are available for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC)?

Updated: Jun 18, 2020
  • Author: Ponnandai S Somasundar, MD, MPH, FACS; Chief Editor: Neetu Radhakrishnan, MD  more...
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Patients receiving radioiodine therapy need to follow radiation precautions, to maintain the safety of themselves, their familes, and the public. The American Thyroid Association Taskforce on Radioiodine Safety released recommendations to help guide physicians and patients in safe practices after treatment, including reminders in the form of a checklist. [55]


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