Radionuclide therapy

J. B. Bomanji
2006 Clinical medicine (London)  
Prior to all radionuclide therapy procedures a diagnostic scan is performed and written informed consent is requested from patient Radioactive iodine (I-131) is an excellent method of treating overactive thyroid tissue (either diffuse or toxic nodular goitre) In majority of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (tumour size of 1cm or more), I-131 is the treatment of choice after total thyroidectomy Bone pain from osteoblastic bone metastases can be ameliorated 45-90% of the time using
more » ... the time using strontium-89 ( 89 Sr) and samarium-153 ( 153 SM) B-cell NHL have proven most responsive to radiolabelled monoclonal antibody theray because they are particularly susceptible to radiation induced apoptosis Key Points
doi:10.7861/clinmedicine.6-3-249 pmid:16826856 fatcat:w7epu72ryvetjfbzyktxazka74