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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Clinical Radiology|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging