Radio-iodine treatment procedure for thyroid cancer (with thyrotropin; Thyrogen®)
Radio-iodine treatment for thyroid cancer shall be performed after the surgical removal of the thyroid to destroy the remnants of thyroid tissue.
For the course of the treatment (up to 5 days), the patient shall be isolated into a special radiation-shielded treatment room where they can use a shower and toilet, Wi-Fi, TV, radio, fridge, kettle, etc. The procedure also includes whole body scanning and three-dimensional SPET/CT recording of the cervical-thoracic region to detect the local and remote metastases of the tumour.
When you come to the treatment, you should be on a diet with low iodine levels for 3 weeks.
Before the radioiodine treatment, you do not have to stop taking the thyroid hormone thyroxine. For the purpose of TSH stimulation, thyrotropin (rhTSH/Thyrogen) shall be injected into the muscle on two days before administering the radioiodine capsule.