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Radioiodine Suite

Radioactive iodine treatment is the gold standard treatment for hyperthyroidism in cats and we are one of only seven centres in the UK licensed to carry out this treatment.

This involves a single subcutaneous (under the skin injection) of radioactive iodine (I 131). This is a very safe treatment as the radioactive iodine is only taken up by the thyroid tissue, accumulates there and destroys the thyroid tissue. This treatment even treats any thyroid tissue in the chest and cures 95% cases with a single injection. This treatment is safe and curative and does not require the patient to undergo a general anaesthetic. However, precautions are taken so that the patient does not come into contact with any people until the radioactive iodine is out of their system.

Cats are hospitalised in a dedicated ward until their levels have fallen to a safe level.  Our licence states that they only need to stay in for 2 weeks.

Read more about our Radioiodine Service and Team


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