The role of postoperative Tc-99m pertechnetate scintigraphy in estimation of remnant mass and prediction of successful ablation in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer


Ozdemir D., Cuhaci F. N. , Ozdemir E., Aydin C., Ersoy R. , Turkolmez S., ...More

NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS, vol.37, no.6, pp.640-645, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/mnm.0000000000000492
  • Title of Journal : NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.640-645

Abstract

Objective Surgery and radioactive iodine (RAI) ablation constitute the mainstay of the treatment of differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). In this study, we aimed to evaluate the diagnostic value of postoperative early Tc-99m pertechnetate scanning to detect remnant thyroid tissue and predict ablation success.