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Nuclear medicine uses radioactive probes, commonly referred to as radiotracers, for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. As of today, single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) has revolutionized the field of nuclear imaging and is one of the most important medical imaging methods providing functional information about physiologic and p...
Purpose of the study: Well-differentiated thyroid carcinomas have good prognosis, but as it de-differentiates, the survival rates go down. Early identification of such patients needs a marker which indicates the dedifferentiation process. CYFRA 21.1 has also shown to be increased in patients with 131I refractory thyroid cancer. We tested whether C...
Neck haematoma following thyroid surgery can present with respiratory distress which is generally attributed to airway obstruction. We recently had a 63-year-old female patient who underwent total thyroidectomy for toxic nodular goitre. However, within 4 hours of surgery, she developed sudden respiratory distress which was managed by prompt evacuat...
The current concepts of cancer therapy are moving towards personalized treatment regimen aiming to improve efficacy and reduce toxicity of therapeutic agents. With the development of molecular imaging and targeted therapies, personalized care has received a shot in the arm. However, these developments are not without challenges. Drug delivery, meta...
Objectives: To assess treatment response in patients with multiple myeloma using 18F-FDG PET/CT Methods: 23 multiple myeloma patients (age, 54.5±8.8 yrs; M:F, 17:6) were prospectively enrolled. Patients received chemotherapy (CT) as per standard protocols. PET/CT scans were performed both at baseline and at 4-6 weeks after 4 cycles of CT. Clinical...
A broncho-biliary fistula (BBF) is difficult to diagnose in the absence of biliptysis. We present here the case of a 3-year-old female child who developed a BBF that was diagnosed on a 99mTc-Mebrofenin hepatobiliary (HIDA) scan. In this case, the cause was due to a complicated amoebic liver abscess that progressively ruptured through the right pleu...