Objective: Fine-needle aspiration of a thyroid nodule may result in a diagnosis of a follicular neoplasm. Establishing a definitive diagnosis would allow the patient to undergo the appropriate initial thyroidectomy. This study evaluated the ability of positron emission tomography (PET) to assess the malignant potential of a follicular neoplasm.
Methods: Prospective cases series.
Setting: Tertiary care academic center.
Smith RB, Robinson RA, Hoffman HT, Graham MM. S072 Preoperative FDG-PET Imaging to Assess the Malignant Potential of Follicular Neoplasms of the Thyroid. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):854-855. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.854-c