Thyroid Treatment (Hyperthyroidism)

You have been scheduled for a thyroid treatment, which involves the use of a small amount of radioactive material. The level of radioactivity used is designed to destroy part of your thyroid gland.

Preparation for the procedure:
Please have nothing to eat or drink for two hours prior to this treatment. There are restrictions involved with this test that will be described in detail to you prior to treatment. Basically, you will be emitting radiation and will be asked to avoid contact with people for a certain period of time depending on the amount of radiation you received. Women of childbearing age will be required to have a pregnancy test. You will also be asked not to become pregnant for six months following treatment.

What to expect:
Once in the exam room you will be asked to sign a consent form for this treatment. The technologist will ask you several questions to determine if you have been given all the information needed prior to the treatment. With our Physician present you will then be given a pill to swallow. There are no side effects of this drug. You will be able to drive yourself to and from the appointment.

Your questions and comments:
call (805) 563-5870.

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