Rationale and Comments
Nuclear medicine thyroid scanning does not conclusively determine whether thyroid nodules are benign or malignant. Cold nodules on thyroid scans will still require biopsy. Nuclear medicine thyroid scans are useful to evaluate the functional status of thyroid nodules in patients who are hyperthyroid.
- Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
- Welker MJ, et al. Thyroid nodules. Am Fam Physician. 2003;67(3):559-67.
- American Thyroid Association Guidelines Taskforce on Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer, et al. Revised American Thyroid Association management guidelines for patients with thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer. Thyroid. 2009;19(11):1167-214.
- Lee JC, et al. Thyroid scans. Aust Fam Physician. 2012;41(8):586.