I - 131 Whole Body

  • Preparation for the scan is required. Please contact our practice
  • After the removal of a cancerous thyroid nodule, the patient receives a high dose of Iodine-131 to destroy any remaining thyroid
  • Yearly follow up studies may be necessary

Used to diagnose:

Thyroid cancer metastases


Injection time: 1 min
Waiting time before scan: 24 hours and 48 hours
Scan duration: 40 mins per scan

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How to book

Patients will need to be referred to Nuclear Med by a referring doctor. Patients must select the specific scan/study required by their referring doctor and book an appointment at the most convenient location.


  • Medical aid authorisation (referring doctor to provide patient with specific ICD 10 code for medical aid authorisation)
  • Referring doctor’s name and practice number
  • Newly diagnosed oncology patients may need to register for oncology (referring doctor to facilitate registration)