Advances in the detection of residual thyroid carcinoma Journal Article


Authors: Robbins, R.; Drucker, W.; Hann, L.; Tuttle, R. M.
Article Title: Advances in the detection of residual thyroid carcinoma
Abstract: © 2001, Mosby, Inc The challenge of detecting and anatomically localizing metastatic thyroid cancer deposits has become less daunting with the recent developments in radionuclide technology. The use of serum Tg measurements and the whole body radioiodine scan remain the mainstays of the diagnostic evaluation. The advent of recombinant human TSH makes the preparation for a diagnostic scan much less burdensome and appears to have excellent sensitivity for serious metastatic lesions. The dilemma of an elevated serum Tg associated with a negative DxWBS has been ameliorated somewhat with the newly discovered ability of FDG-PET scanning to localize these less well-differentiated lesions. The real challenge lies in the development of new therapeutic agents to treat metastatic lesions that do not concentrate radioiodine.
Keywords: review; methodology; sensitivity and specificity; diagnostic imaging; minimal residual disease; neoplasm, residual; carcinoma; thyroid neoplasms; thyroid tumor; humans; human; male; female
Journal Title: Advances in Internal Medicine
Volume: 46
ISSN: 0065-2822
Publisher: Year Book Medical Publishers  
Date Published: 2001-01-01
Start Page: 277
End Page: 294
Language: English
PUBMED: 11147255
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: Export Date: 21 May 2015 -- Source: Scopus
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MSK Authors
  1. Robert M Tuttle
    390 Tuttle
  2. Richard J Robbins
    54 Robbins
  3. Lucy E Hann
    68 Hann