Clinical relevance of single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography of the neck and thorax in postablation (131)I scintigraphy for thyroid cancer.

@article{Aide2009ClinicalRO,
  title={Clinical relevance of single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography of the neck and thorax in postablation (131)I scintigraphy for thyroid cancer.},
  author={Nicolas Aide and Natacha Heutte and J M Rame and Elise Rousseau and C{\'e}dric Loiseau and M. Henry-Amar and St{\'e}phane Bardet},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2009},
  volume={94 6},
  pages={2075-84}
}
CONTEXT In patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma, postablation (131)I scintigraphy aims to detect residual neck disease and distant metastases, usually found in lungs and bones. New hybrid single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT-CT) cameras that permit functional and anatomical image fusion may improve its clinical relevance. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to test the added value of neck and thorax SPECT-spiral CT to whole-body scan (WBS) in postablation… CONTINUE READING