What is it?

Nuclear Medicine treatments should not be confused with radiotherapy.

Radiotherapy consists of radiation therapy, either using devices (external radiotherapy) or with radioactive rods or granules that are implanted in a patient (brachytherapy).

Nuclear Medicine therapy includes treatments with radioactive substances that are either injected (liquid solutions) or ingested (capsules or drinks). These radioactive substances then travel through the blood to certain organs, where they are then irradiated internally. In those instances, the radiation dose is, of course, much higher than with a Nuclear Medicine test. This is why the patients receive extensive and specific instructions, adjusted as per the radiation dose administered.

Read more about Nuclear Medicine treatments for benign and malignant thyroid conditions.

Latest publication date: 05/02/2021