This is patient-specific information and should only be followed depending on the individual instructions given to you by the physician.
"PATH B" Scenario:
One year post surgery and radioactive iodine treatment, ready for whole body scan (WBS) after withdrawal, no need for cytomel
Preparation during clinic visit for "Path B"
a. Instructions to not start synthroid until after scan
c. Call backs dates
e. Lab slips (pre-treatment labs only). Where to go for labs.
f. Thyroid Nuclear Whole Body Scan order- email to Baylor
g. Schedule follow up appt
Proper steps to complete Path B:
STOP Synthroid DATE____
START "low iodine diet" to the best of your ability for the two weeks prior to treatment (See our website for detailed instructions)
Do blood work at Labcorp in 3 weeks on DATE ___ . Call the Thyroid Nuclear Coordinator to make sure this blood work was completed properly
Call ahead of time to schedule Thyroid Nuclear Whole Body Scan scan at 6620 Main Street DATES____ 713 798 2300
Come back to see the doctor 2-3 days after scan. Don’t start thyroid hormone until after clinic appointment to make sure we do not need another radioactive iodine dose.