F-18-Dopa PET/CT is more sensitive than whole body MRI for the localization of persistent/recurrent disease of medullary thyroid cancer patients.

Conclusions: In MTC patients with increased Ctn and no known distant metastases, F-18-Dopa PET/CT is more sensitive to detect structural disease than any other imaging modality, including WB MRI. PMID: 31530235 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Dental Sciences - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
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Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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Authors: Kushchayev SV, Kushchayeva YS, Tella SH, Glushko T, Pacak K, Teytelboym OM Abstract Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), arising from the parafollicular C cells of the thyroid, accounts for 1-2% of thyroid cancers. MTC is frequently aggressive and metastasizes to cervical and mediastinal lymph nodes, lungs, liver, and bones. Although a number of new imaging modalities for directing the management of oncologic patients evolved over the last two decades, the clinical application of these novel techniques is limited in MTC. In this article, we review the biology and molecular aspects of MTC as an important back...
Source: Journal of Thyroid Research - Category: Endocrinology Tags: J Thyroid Res Source Type: research
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