Imaging of metastases of thyroid carcinoma with fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose.

  title={Imaging of metastases of thyroid carcinoma with fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose.},
  author={Heikki Joensuu and Aapo Ahonen},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  volume={28 5},
Three patients with multiple metastases of thyroid carcinoma were studied with 18F-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) and iodine-131 (131I) imaging. Metastases that accumulated only FDG, only 131I, or both FDG and 131I could be demonstrated. Metabolic heterogeneity was seen between different metastases in all patients. The accumulation of FDG may also differ between different metastases of the same patient. The uptake of FDG in metastases was shown to increase parallel with their progression… CONTINUE READING

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