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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ammu Susheela, M.D. [2]

Overview

Other diagnostic studies for medullary thyroid cancer include nuclear imaging, which demonstrates increased uptake of radioactive iodine at the areas of metastases.

Other Diagnostic Studies

  • Key findings in nuclear imaging in medullary thyroid cancer are:[1]
  • Increased uptake of radioactive iodine at the areas of metastases
  • FDG-PET: avid uptake
  • Tl-201: It has been shown to concentrate Thallium
  • I-123 MIBG: 30% of medullary thyroid cancer show uptake if the thyroid is blocked with Lugol solution prior to the scan

References

  1. Thyroid Cancer Cancer.gov (2015). http://www.cancer.gov/types/thyroid/hp/thyroid-treatment-pdq#link/stoc_h2_2- Accessed on October, 29 2015



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