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I-131 Hyperthyroid Therapy

Planning ahead:

  • You may not have this exam if you are breastfeeding, have had iodine within four weeks before the exam, or have been eating iodine-rich vitamins or foods.
  • If you are woman of childbearing age, you must have a serum pregnancy test no more than 80 hours before taking the medication prescribed for this exam, unless you have been surgically sterilized.
  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke anything for two hours before taking the pill prescribed for this exam.
  • Arrive at the hospital 30 minutes before your exam is scheduled. Ask the scheduler what time that is.

Bring with you to the hospital when you come for your test:

  • Complete list of medications you are currently taking – name and dosage for each medication, and when you take it.
  • Written physician’s order for the test.

On the day of the test:

  • Come in through the main entrance of Mon Health Medical Center, then down the hallway to the Radiology Services registration desk.

Or call the Mon Health Nuclear Medicine Department at (304) 598-1280.

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