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
Determining if thyroid cancer has recurred
Precisely localizing iodine-negative metastatic disease in thyroid cancers that are producing thyroglobulin
Characterizing primary masses identified as part of a whole-body study for cancer imaging
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