A retrospective study on the transition of radiation dose rate and iodine distribution in patients with I-131-treated well-differentiated thyroid cancer to improve bed control shorten isolation periods

@article{Yama2012ARS,
  title={A retrospective study on the transition of radiation dose rate and iodine distribution in patients with I-131-treated well-differentiated thyroid cancer to improve bed control shorten isolation periods},
  author={Naoya Yama and Koh-Ichi Sakata and Hideki Hyodoh and Mitsuharu Tamakawa and Masato Hareyama},
  journal={Annals of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={26},
  pages={390-396}
}
ObjectiveTo evaluate for how long patients should be isolated after I-131 treatment for thyroid cancer according to the guidelines issued by the Japanese Ministry of Welfare.MethodsWe reviewed 92 therapies performed in 76 patients who were administered I-131 at our hospital from July 2007 to September 2009. Fifty-six patients were given 2220 or 2960 MBq I-131 at the first therapy, and 29 patients underwent 36 repeated therapies using 2960, 3700, 5550 or 7400 MBq I-131. We surveyed radioactivity… Expand
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