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Old 09-13-2010, 07:45 AM   #3
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Re: radioactive iodine details? risks?

Yes, I had my right lobe removed because of a nodule that had follicular cancer cells, and than my left lobe which was benign. It sounds like Virginia must have strict regulations re this. I don't believe I will have to be hospitalized. Is the scan a CT type of scan? I read an article re CT scans which said that they have a high dose of radiation. Do you have to repeat this in 12-18 months? I was told this by an endocrinologist, but hope not. I had hoped to have it done sooner, but could not get a post op appointment until a month after my surgery, so I don't know how long it will be before I see the nuclear medicine doctor. Would just like to be through with everything. What is the dose of synthroid you take now? Thanks for your help?