Clinical value of planar and tomographic dual-isotope scintigraphy using 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate and 131I in patients with thyroid cancer.

@article{Schoenberger2006ClinicalVO,
  title={Clinical value of planar and tomographic dual-isotope scintigraphy using 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate and 131I in patients with thyroid cancer.},
  author={Johann Schoenberger and Ernst Fuchs and Victoria Fertig and Attila Szikszai and Peter Maenner and Christoph Eilles},
  journal={Nuclear medicine communications},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 11},
  pages={865-71}
}
PURPOSE (131)I whole-body scintigraphy is a highly sensitive method for the detection of differentiated thyroid tumours and metastases. However, a lack of anatomical landmarks and the physiological excretion of the tracer complicates the evaluation of the images. Therefore, we determined whether additional bone scintigraphy in combination with (131)I scintigraphy, simultaneously acquired via planar and tomographic techniques, positively contributes to the treatment plan in patients with non… CONTINUE READING