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RAI WHole Body Scan I-131

What are the precautions to be taken after an I-131 whole body scan? How long will the radiation from the body last? Can one get pregnant after  this scan, and how long should we wait before getting  pregnant?
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You should talk to your nuclear medicine department at your hospital to get a list of precautions - a lot of it depends on how much you are given and if it is for scanning, treatment, cancer, Graves, etc.

I know that radiation sniffers at the airport can pick up the radiation from thyroid cancer treatment for up to 9 months after your scan.  They do say that you can get pregnant after 6 months - my sister did and has a beautiful, healthy 2-year old now.

here's a site with some good info on the precautions:
http://www.thyca.org/rai.htm
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