Published in Medical Imaging Week, July 10th, 2004
According to a study from Austria, "the aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate pathologically increased uptake of [F-18]fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18-FDG) in positron emission tomography (PET) results of the thyroid gland. Results of F-18-FDG PET and [Tc-99m]pertechnetate scintigraphy of the thyroid gland are shown, compared to each other, and discussed. In a retrospective study 16 patients underwent whole-body F-18-FDG PET and [Tc-99m]pertechnetate scintigraphy of the thyroid gland within 3 weeks."
"In addition, an examination of the thyroid gland by using ultrasound and laboratory tests...
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