Thyroid Cancer PET/CT Utilization and Case Studies

PET/CT is a noninvasive test that physicians utilize to stage the body for the presence or absence of active tumor, localize the tumor, assess the tumor response to treatment and detect recurrence in treated lesions.

PET/CT Utilization for Thyroid Cancer

  1. Determining if thyroid cancer has recurred
  2. Precisely localizing iodine-negative metastatic disease in thyroid cancers that are producing thyroglobulin
  3. Characterizing primary masses identified as part of a whole-body study for cancer imaging
Source: Atlas of Clinical Positron Emission Tomography by Sallie F. Barrington, Michael N. Maisey and Richard R. Wahl. Oxford University Press, Inc. New York, NY. 2006.

Positron Emission Tomography: Basic Science and Clinical Practice. Peter E. Valk, Dale L. Bailey, David W. Townsend, Michael N. Maisey. Springer-Verlag London Limited. 2003.

Case Studies

Title Description Author
Case 01 Restaging occult disease Dr. Todd Blodgett, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Case 02 Delineation of small 4 mm neck lesions Dr. David Townsend, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN, USA
Case 03 Staging thyroid cancer Dr. David Townsend, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN, USA