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A Simplified Low Iodine Diet in I-131 Scanning and Therapy of Thyroid Cancer

LAKSHMANAN, M*; SCHAFFER, A; ROBBINS, J*; REYNOLDS, J; NORTON, J

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A simplified, low iodine diet was developed for outpatient use prior to I-131 scanning and therapy in thyroid cancer. Iodine intake of five subjects on the diet was approximately 50 µg a day and this level was maintained for four weeks. The diet required only minimal instruction to be followed reliably. This level of iodine intake may increase radioiodine uptake in thyroid carcinomas.

*From the Clinical Endocrinology Branch, National Institute of Diabetic and Digestive Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

†From the Nutrition Department, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

‡From the Nuclear Medicine Department, CC, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

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