Radio Iode Therapy (Atom Therapy)
Radiation And Protection
Medicines administered in nuclear medicine practices are called as radiopharmaceutics. These medicines contain very low dose of radiation. After the medicine is administered to the patient, the body of the patient will become the radiation source and this radiation will be radiated to the surrounding of the patient
These medicines contains very low dose of radiation. After the medicine is administered to the patient, body of the patient becomes the source of radiation and this radiation is emitted from the patient for a while to his surroundings. This time is generally 24 hours. However, different times may be necessary for some special scintigraphic taking. Nuclear medicine specialist will inform the patient about this subject.
Radiation doesn’t transmit to other person by the body of patient by touching and being at the same room. Radiation in this dose has no predicted damage for the adult. However, it may be harmful for the growing child and fetus even very less. Therefore, you should obey the rules of protection against radiation for a while after the procedure and keep away from children below the age of 10.