Which one of the following radioactive isotopes is useful in the investigation of thyroid problems?
- lenpol7Lv 75 months ago
Iodine - 131 is the isotope used medically..
- pisgahchemistLv 75 months ago
All the iodine taken in by the body will be processed through the thyroid gland to make metabolic hormones. Iodine-131 has a short half-life and in small quantities it is used as a tracer to investigate the functioning of the thyroid and to look for potential thyroid cancer. Much higher doses of iodine-131 are used to treat some types of thyroid cancer.
- davidLv 75 months ago
iodine-131 is used by the thyroid