ISSN: 1301-2193 E-ISSN: 1308-9846
  • Turkish Journal of
    Endocrinology and Metabolism
ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Imaging Techniques for Metastatic Thyroid Medullary Cancer - Original Article
Imaging Techniques for Metastatic Thyroid Medullary Cancer - Original Article
Makale Dili: EN
ABSTRACT

Summary

Postoperatively elevated calcitonin levels strongly suggest the presence of residual or recurrent medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). Several imaging modalities including radiological and radionuclide techniques are often performed in patients with an elevated calcitonin levels until the tumor is localized. In this review, the major noninvasive imaging techniques and the advantages and disadvantages of each modality are discussed for metastatic MTC.
Keywords: Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma, metastases, imaging techniques

ÖZET

Summary

Postoperatively elevated calcitonin levels strongly suggest the presence of residual or recurrent medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). Several imaging modalities including radiological and radionuclide techniques are often performed in patients with an elevated calcitonin levels until the tumor is localized. In this review, the major noninvasive imaging techniques and the advantages and disadvantages of each modality are discussed for metastatic MTC.
Keywords: Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma, metastases, imaging techniques