CQ41. Is Iodine Restriction Necessary Before Ablation?

  • Seigo Kinuya
  • Naoyuki Shigematsu
  • Yasushi Noguchi
  • Tatsuya Higashi


The efficiency of ablation to the remnant thyroid depends on the irradiation level to the tissue. Therefore, it is necessary to increase the rate of accumulation of RAI to the remnant thyroid tissue.


Iodine Intake Irradiation Level Achievement Rate Iodine Content Remnant Thyroid 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. 1.
    Maxon HR, Thomas SR, Boehringer A et al (1983) Low iodine diet in 131I ablation of thyroid remnants. Clin Nucl Med 8:123–126 (RS)PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Pluijmen MJ, Eustatia-Rutten C, Goslings BM et al (2003) Effects of low-iodine diet on postsurgical radio iodine ablation therapy in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 58:428–435 (RS)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Grigsby PW, Siegel BA, Bekker S et al (2004) Preparation of patients with thyroid cancer for 131I scintigraphy or therapy by 1–3 weeks of thyroxine discontinuation. J Nucl Med 45:567–570 (RS)PubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Japan 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Seigo Kinuya
    • 1
  • Naoyuki Shigematsu
    • 2
  • Yasushi Noguchi
    • 3
  • Tatsuya Higashi
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health ScienceKanazawa UniversityKanazawaJapan
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyKeio University School of MedicineTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyNoguchi Thyroid Clinic and Hospital FoundationBeppuJapan
  4. 4.Shiga Medical Center Research InstituteOtsu-shiJapan

Personalised recommendations