Ian Ross McDougall

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Several aspects of the management of differentiated thyroid cancer cause considerable controversy. Among these is the role of 131I therapy in patients after thyroidectomy. There is no controlled study to demonstrate whether this treatment reduces the recurrence rate or improves mortality. Because of the overall excellent prognosis, it is unlikely that a(More)
Lymphocytes separated from venous blood from six dogs who had heterotopic cardiac transplants have been labeled using 111In-oxine. Labeled lymphocytes were reinjected into the dogs and imaging of the heart carried out over the successive 3 or 4 days. For comparison serial ECGs and punch biopsies of the heart were obtained. Abnormal uptake of labeled(More)
2-Deoxy-2-[F-18]fluoro-d-glucose (FDG)–positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) is becoming widely available as a powerful imaging modality, combining the ability to detect active metabolic processes and their morphologic features in a single study. The role of FDG-PET/CT is proven in lymphoma, melanoma, colorectal carcinoma, and other(More)
Scintigraphic techniques play an important role in the diagnosis and evaluation of a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries. They provide physiologic and pathophysiologic information but do not provide the exquisite resolution of computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. Thus, scintigraphy studies should be ordered only when they would be(More)
The purpose of the study was to determine how often the thymus is visualized on whole-body radioiodine scans. One hundred and seventy-five patients had 325 diagnostic scans and 200 post-treatment scans. Activity in the mediastinum possibly consistent with the thymus was seen on seven scans in six patients. Four of these were diagnostic scans (three were(More)
There is considerable literature on the effect of pregnancy on established thyroid cancer. In contrast, there are only isolated case reports of management of thyroid cancer diagnosed de novo during pregnancy. We describe four such patients. We recommend fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNA) of solitary thyroid nodules found early in pregnancy. When the(More)
Over the last decade, the role of nuclear medicine studies in the diagnosis of acute osteomyelitis has been discussed in depth in the literature. Yet, the respective roles played in this setting by each of the commonly used radionuclide studies often are confusing. In an attempt to develop a cogent diagnostic strategy, we reviewed the literature published(More)
2-Deoxy-2-[F-18]fluoro-d-glucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) is widely available as a powerful imaging modality, combining the ability to detect active metabolic processes and their morphologic features in a single exam. The role of FDG-PET is proven in a variety of cancers, including melanoma, but the estimates of(More)