Iodine Ablation

Iodine Abla­tion is radi­a­tion ther­a­py in which radioac­tive iodine (RAI), also known as I‑131, is giv­en to a patient to destroy (or ablate) resid­ual healthy thy­roid tis­sue that remains after a thy­roidec­to­my. Gen­er­al­ly this pro­ce­dure would be per­formed after the patient has stopped all thy­roid med­ica­tions for sev­er­al weeks, but are still show­ing resid­ual thy­roid tis­sue or lesions.