International Journal of Nuclear Medicine Research  (Volume 4 Issue 1)
 Evaluation of Residual Thyroid Tissue with Tc-99m MIBI in Differential Thyroid Carcinoma Patients: A Case Report Nuclear
Pages 13-14

Derya Cayir, Mine Araz, Bekir Ucan and Erman Cakal


Published: 19 May 2017

Tc-99m pertechnetate thyroid scintigraphy is used in the routine for the evaluation of residual tissue after total thyroidectomy operations in differentiating thyroid carcinoma. Tc-99m methoxy isobutyl isonitrile (Tc99m MIBI) was first developed as a myocardial perfusion agent and is also used for tumor imaging. Tc-99m MIBI is taken up by the functioning thyroid tissue and washed-out fast. We present a case of differentiated thyroid carcinoma where uptake out the thyroid bed was not detectable by Tc-99m pertechnetate thyroid scintigraphy but with Tc-99m MIBI scintigraphy in the postoperative period.
 Total thyroidectomy, Residual tissue, Thyroid scintigraphy, Tc-99m pertechnetate, Tc-99m MIBI.