Radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy has been used to treat hyperthyroidism since the early 1940s. Radioactive iodine is taken up by the thyroid and destroys the cells in the thyroid gland. This has the effect of reducing the amount of thyroxine made by the thyroid gland and may also reduce the size of the gland. RAI is now being offered in the UK as the definitive first-line treatment for hyperthyroidism rather than surgery and antithyroid drugs.

Listen to our experts, Dr Glenn Flux, Head of Radioisotope Physics and Dr Steve Hyer, Consultant Endocrinologist both from the Royal Marsden Hospital, London as they explore:

  • What treatments are available for patients with hyperthyroidism
  • When patients might choose RAI
  • Long term risks
  • Practicalities of treatment
  • Follow-up care after RAI

There will also be an opportunity to ask your questions to our experts.

The meeting will be chaired by Dr Salman Razvi, Consultant Endocrinologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead 

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