MR imaging of the thyroid: correlation between apparent diffusion coefficient and thyroid gland scintigraphy.

@article{Tezuka2003MRIO,
  title={MR imaging of the thyroid: correlation between apparent diffusion coefficient and thyroid gland scintigraphy.},
  author={Mikio Tezuka and Yuji Murata and Ryuji Ishida and Isamu Ohashi and Yukio Hirata and Hitoshi Shibuya},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={163-9}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the usefulness of echo-planar MR imaging for assessing the thyroid function and confirm the clinical use of MR imaging for thyroid diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-four patients with a variety of thyroid disorders (24 Graves disease; five subacute thyroiditis; five Hashimoto thyroiditis) were examined using T1-, T2-, and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and thyroid scintigraphy with Tc-99m pertechnetate. RESULTS The ADC values obtained from the… CONTINUE READING