Diagnostic Capabilities of MRI Versus F-18 FDG PET-CT in Postoperative Patients with Thyroglobulin Positive, I-131-negative Local Recurrent or Metastatic Thyroid Cancer

SAMANCI C., Onal Y., SAĞER M. S., Asa S., Ustabasioglu F. E., Alis D. C., ...More

CURRENT MEDICAL IMAGING, vol.15, no.10, pp.956-964, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.2174/1573405614666180718124739
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.956-964
  • Keywords: Magnetic resonance imaging, F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography, thyroid cancer, metastasis, positive predictive value, sensitivity, EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY/COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY, WHOLE-BODY SCINTIGRAPHY, CONTRAST-ENHANCED SUBTRACTION, SQUAMOUS-CELL CARCINOMA, DIFFUSION-WEIGHTED MRI, CERVICAL LYMPH-NODES, FOLLOW-UP, ELEVATED THYROGLOBULIN, NECK-CANCER, HEAD
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Background: The detection of recurrence or metastasis might be challenging in patients, who underwent total thyroidectomy and radioactive iodine therapy for Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma (DTC), with increased serum Thyroglobulin (Tg) levels and negative I-131 whole body scan (I-131-WBS) results.