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Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2007 Apr;16(2):431-45.

Contemporary imaging for thyroid cancer.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, 333 Cedar Street FMB 102, Box 208062, New Haven, CT 06520-8062, USA.


Thyroid nodules are extremely common in the adult population of the United States, and the incidence of thyroid cancer continues to increase. Preoperative ultrasonography is a crucial component of the work up of thyroid nodules. Recent studies evaluating (18)F-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose-positron-emission-tomography, with or without simultaneous computed tomography imaging, are encouraging for its potential utility in thyroid cancer in patients who have an elevated serum thyroglobulin level and a negative (131)I scan.

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