Podcast - The Radioactive Iodine Uptake Test

EPISODE 16

Many people with hyperthyroidism are told to get the radioactive iodine uptake test by their endocrinologist.  But is this test really necessary?  In this episode Dr. Eric discusses whether those with hyperthyroidism should get this test done, and if there are any risks with getting it.

During this episode you’ll learn:

  • What is the radioactive iodine uptake test
  • Why many endocrinologists recommend the radioactive iodine uptake test to their hyperthyroid patients
  • When someone should get this test done
  • Why the radioactive iodine uptake test shouldn’t be used to detect hot or cold thyroid nodules

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