Hiatal hernia with reflux resulting in false positive iodine-131 scan

Academic Article


  • Iodine-131 imaging is an important diagnostic tool in the evaluation and management of patients who have undergone treatment for differentiated thyroid cancer. The specificity is reported to be 60-80%, and the sensitivity greater than 90%. The clinician must be alert to both physiologic and nonphysiologic tracer distributions, which may mimic recurrent or metastatic disease.
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  • McNamara MM; Tsang HP
  • Start Page

  • 178
  • End Page

  • 179
  • Volume

  • 23
  • Issue

  • 3