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J Korean Thyroid Assoc. 2011 May;4(1):8-17. Korean. Review.
Jeong SY , Lee J .
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

Nuclear imaging studies have been used for individualized treatment planning, and to optimize management in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). Nuclear imaging studies demonstrate whole body distribution of radioactive tracer and are complementary to radiological studies as they give functional information. Recently, hybrid imaging modalities such as single photon emission computed tomography (CT) with integrated CT and positron emission tomography with integrated CT allow the rapid and efficient fusion of functional and anatomical images, and provide diagnostic information that influence management decision in patients with DTC. This article reviewed nuclear imaging studies and hybrid imaging modalities used in patients with DTC, and future perspectives of functional molecular imaging of the thyroid cancer.

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