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September 1982

Radionuclide Angiography for the Diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Radiology, Boston City Hospital and Boston University School of Medicine.

Arch Surg. 1982;117(9):1228-1232. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1982.01380330086021

• The conventional static thyroid scan is sensitive but nonspecific in detecting thyroid tumors. Radionuclide angiography is a noninvasive and simple technique that can improve the specificity of the conventional scan significantly, since it can demonstrate hypervascularity of tumors. Our case reports demonstrated hypervascularity of the primary tumor and metastatic cervical lymph nodes.

(Arch Surg 1982;117:1228-1232)