1.1.I-131 uptake test is an examination in which the percentage of iodine uptake in the thyroid gland is measured with a special counting device using a low dose of radioactive material. EXPECTED BENEFIT FROM THE PROCEDURE
2.1. It is aimed to evaluate the thyroid gland function. RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS OF THE PROCEDURE
3.1. No complications are expected. IMPORTANCE AND FEATURES OF DRUGS TO BE USED (possible undesirable effects and points to be considered)
4.1. Since the radiation caused by the radioactive material used in the I-131 uptake test is negligible, no side effects are expected. POINTS TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE PATIENT BEFORE AND AFTER THE PROCEDURE AND CAUTION
PROBLEMS THAT MAY OCCUR IN CASE OF NON-COMPLIANCE
5.1. Nuclear medicine tests use low doses of radioactive material. Please warn your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
5.2. Since there should be absolutely no movement during the counting process, small children or infant patients must be accompanied by two people. If you think that your child cannot stay still, please warn your nuclear medicine doctor before the appointment day.
5.3. Do not make another appointment on the same day.
5.4. Please bring your previously taken films (direct radiography, CT, MRI, MRI, USG, etc.), blood and other tests with you on the day of your appointment in order to make your examination in the Department of Nuclear Medicine healthier.
5.5. 4-6 hours of fasting is required for this test. However, you do not need to come to the 24th hour measurement hungry.
5.6. Some medications – especially propycil, tiramazole – should be stopped at least 3-5 days in advance as they affect the result of this test.
ESTIMATED DURATION OF THE PROCEDURE
The examination will take two days. When you arrive on the day of your appointment, a very low dose of radioactive I-131 will be administered orally and measured at 4 and 24 hours. Your results will be given within the specified time after the test is finished.
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