Artifacts, anatomical and physiological variants, and unrelated diseases that might cause false-positive whole-body 131-I scans in patients with thyroid cancer.

@article{Shapiro2000ArtifactsAA,
  title={Artifacts, anatomical and physiological variants, and unrelated diseases that might cause false-positive whole-body 131-I scans in patients with thyroid cancer.},
  author={Brahm Shapiro and Vittoria Rufini and A Jarwan and Onelio Geatti and Kimberlee Jane Kearfott and Lorraine M. Fig and I. D. Kirkwood and Milton D. Gross},
  journal={Seminars in nuclear medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={115-32}
}
The whole body 131-I scan remains an important component in the postoperative treatment of patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancer. Because normal thyroid tissue remnants and residual or metastatic foci of well-differentiated thyroid cancer have the unique ability to concentrate, organify, and store 131-I, the whole body scan provides a depiction of those tissues that can be ablated with therapeutic doses of 131-I. Over time, it has become obvious that the whole body scan may also… CONTINUE READING

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