FDG-PET/CT outperforms FLT-PET/CT for thyroid cancer metastases

06/5/2013 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

FDG-PET/CT performed better than 18F-fluorothymidine-PET/CT in detecting postoperative lymph-node and distant metastases in thyroid cancer, according to a Japanese study. FDG-PET imaging showed higher sensitivity, specificity and accuracy in the 20-patient study and led to fewer false positive results involving cervical lymph nodes, researchers said.

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