Role of Nuclear Tracers in the Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Nodules and Ectopic Thyroid Tissue
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kartik Mittal
MD, Department of Radiology
Seth G.S Medical College and K.E.M Hospital
Room no. 107, Main Boys Hostel
KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai-400012, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 17, 2015 Accepted date: September 07, 2015 Published date: September 07, 2015
Citation: Dey AK, Jain ALDC, Ali AS, Nandy K, Dubey A, et al. (2015) Role of Nuclear Tracers in the Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Nodules and Ectopic Thyroid Tissue. J Nucl Med Radiat Ther 6:248. doi: 10.4172/2155-9619.1000248
Copyright: © 2015 Dey AK, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License; which permits unrestricted use; distribution; and reproduction in any medium; provided the original author and source are credited.
Scintigraphy studies are very important in assessing the structure and function of thyroid gland whether it involves diagnosis or management. Thyroid scans usually conducted with TcO4-99m yield functional information valuable in the differential diagnosis of thyroid nodules. The most important role in management of nuclear medicine is pertinent to postoperative management of thyroid cancer patients.