Thyroid Uptake with I-123 Sodium Iodide

This tutorial, with quiz; is ideal for a Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacist wishing to earn 2 CEU credit.

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Thyroid Uptake with I-123 Sodium Iodide  :  2 CEU  

This tutorial gives an overview on thyroid uptake tests using I-123 sodium Iodide

Objectives: Thyroid Uptake with I-123 Sodium Iodide 

Topics to be Covered:

  1. Overview of topic
  2. Indications for which study is performed
  3. Radiopharmaceutical, method of preparation, radionuclide used, quality control procedures, prescribed dose, route of administration, and clinical pharmacology
  4. Normal distribution of the drug
  5. Patient preparation
  6. Counting protocols and parameters, instrumentation used
  7. Adverse reactions of the drug
  8. Internal radiation dosimetry

After completion of this tutorial, one should be able to:

  1. List several indications for performing a thyroid uptake test
  2. Identify the radiopharmaceuticals used, the route of administration, the typical prescribed dose, and the clinical pharmacology
  3. List at least 4 interfering foods and medications that can invalidate a thyroid uptake test.
  4. Describe equipment calibration procedures and method of determination of thyroid uptake using a specially calibrated uptake probe. Explain the importance of background correction.
  5. State the normal range for thyroid uptake at 24 hr post administration of the dose
  6. Give a brief summary of internal radiation dosimetry following administration of I-123 NaI.


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