Combined 99mTc-methoxyisobutylisonitrile scintigraphy and fine-needle aspiration cytology offers an accurate and potentially cost-effective investigative strategy for the assessment of solitary or dominant thyroid nodules

@article{Wale2013Combined9S,
  title={Combined 99mTc-methoxyisobutylisonitrile scintigraphy and fine-needle aspiration cytology offers an accurate and potentially cost-effective investigative strategy for the assessment of solitary or dominant thyroid nodules},
  author={Anita Wale and Kenneth Miles and Barnaby Young and Charles A. Zammit and Anthony S. Williams and John Quin and Sabina Dizdarevic},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging},
  year={2013},
  volume={41},
  pages={105-115}
}
Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) has revolutionised the care of patients with thyroid nodules and is the initial investigation of choice. However, as a result of nondiagnostic (Thy1) and nonneoplastic (Thy2) specimens, it remains an imperfect sole solution with a range of sensitivities and a high inadequate ratio. Therefore the British Thyroid Association (BTA) guidelines recommend a second FNA immediately for Thy1 specimens and 3–6 months later for Thy2 specimens. Patients must be followed up to… CONTINUE READING

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