S. Danielson

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comment Equivalences for mCi doses and Rads?
Yes, it's 50 milicuries, a fairly standard dose for low risk thyroid cancer and maybe even in some other therapeutic applications.
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comment Equivalences for mCi doses and Rads?
That's interesting. I have tried to look up the information but as there is no direct conversion as you said, its difficult for a layman to get an idea of magnitude compared to things we have a sense of already, like X rays. I'm guessing you answered as you did because the dose to the thyroid in RAI therapy is much higher than to the rest of the body, even though that would be still higher than what would be normally absorbed in a year? I wondered about this too because there are so many precautions advised for the people around you when you have the dose, yet they insist that the treatment is
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comment Equivalences for mCi doses and Rads?
Thank you so much. I am asking as a patient (thyroid) and am trying to determine the magnitude of the ingested dose I received. One of the personnel told me that I probably absorbed the same amount of radiation as you would normally receive in about a year. This seems like it must be incorrect, and that it must be much higher.
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asked Equivalences for mCi doses and Rads?