Discrimination capabilities of fine- needle aspiration combined with serum thyroglobulin and 201Tl scintigraphy of thyroid nodules

Y. Okumura, K. Maki, A. Tamizu, S. Sato, T. Hiraki, K. Yoshimura, S. Akaki, M. Kuroda, S. Kanazawa, Y. Hiraki, Y. Takeda

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Abstract

The sensitivity and N.P.V. by 201Tl scintigraphy which nodular uptake was higher and equal to normal thyroid tissue on early scan without quantitative washout were higher than those of FNA combined with the serum thyroglobulin level (sensitivity; 96.9%, 53.1-75.0%, N.P.V. 96.3%, 72.2-80.5%, respectively p<0.05). 201Tl scintigraphy is more useful for discrimination of benign and malignant thyroid nodules than fine- needle aspiration combined with serum thyroglobulin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)689-695
Number of pages7
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Volume46
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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