Nuclear medicine patient leaflets

Diagnosis and treatment services

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Low iodine diet

Description:
This diet is suitable for people who are to be treated with radioactive iodine. This information leaflet explains the reasons for limiting foods that are high in iodine and suggests low iodine alternatives.

Lutetium therapy

Description:
Lutetium therapy is used to treat neuroendocrine tumours. This leaflet explains more.

MIBG (meta-iodobenzylguanidine) therapy

Description:
This aim of this leaflet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about mIBG therapy. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come into hospital.

Nuclear Medicine unit on Sarah Ward

Description:
This leaflet provides information for patients being admitted to Sarah Ward following radionuclide therapy.

Preparation for radioactive iodine therapy – Low iodine diet

Description:
This leaflet explains more about following a low iodine diet in preparation for radioactive iodine therapy.

Sehcat study

Description:
This leaflet explains more about a SeHCAT study, including the benefits and risks. It also provides information on what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Thyroid clinic - Your outpatient clinic visit

Description:
Your doctor has referred you to Guy's Hospital Nuclear Medicine Thyroid Clinic because you have a medical condition affecting your thyroid. An appointment has been made for you to see one of our thyroid consultants. There may also be a clinical nurse specialist and student present. This leaflet explains more about thyroid clinic.
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