The Role of Metabolic Volumetric Parameters in Predicting Malignancy in Incidental Thyroid Nodules Detected in F-18-FDG PET/CT Scans


ERDOĞAN M. , KORKMAZ H. , TORUS B. , AVCI M. , BOYLUBAY Ş. M. , Ciris M. , ...More

MOLECULAR IMAGING AND RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY, vol.30, no.2, pp.86-92, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/mirt.galenos.2021.75983
  • Title of Journal : MOLECULAR IMAGING AND RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY
  • Page Numbers: pp.86-92

Abstract

Objectives: The metabolic activities of tumors can be calculated volumetrically during positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging using metabolic tumor volume (MTV) and total lesion glycolysis (TLG). This study aimed to evaluate the roles of MTV and TLG in predicting the malignancy risk of incidental thyroid nodules detected by PET/CT imaging.