Unexpected False-positive I-131 Uptake in Patients with Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma


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Oral A. , Yazıcı B., Eraslan C. , Burak Z.

MOLECULAR IMAGING AND RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY, cilt.27, ss.99-106, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/mirt.37450
  • Dergi Adı: MOLECULAR IMAGING AND RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.99-106

Özet

Objective: Radioiodine is the most specific radionuclide for differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) imaging. Despite its high specificity and sensitivity, false-positive I-131 uptake could be seen on whole body scan (WBS) that may lead to misdiagnosis and unnecessary radioiodine treatment. In this study, we aimed to present the I-131 WBS and concomitant single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) images of unexpected false-positive radioiodine uptake along with the patients' clinical outcomes and the contribution of SPECT/CT imaging.