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Therapeutic Uses of Radiopharmaceuticals in Nuclear Medicine

  • Gopal B. Saha
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Abstract

Hyperthyroidism is a disease manifested by excessive thyroid hormone activity and can arise from a number of pathogenic processes. Several strategies are employed in the treatment of hyperthyroidism, e.g., use of antithyroid drugs such as propylthiouracil or methimazole, thyroidectomy, and use of 131I. Each of these methods has its own merits and disadvantages, but drug therapy and 131I treatment are the most common choices.

Keywords

Thyroid Cancer Thyroid Carcinoma Bone Pain Polycythemia Vera Radiation Pneumonitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gopal B. Saha
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  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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