FDG PET/CT outperforms FLT for thyroid cancer imaging

April 18, 2013

A comparison between glucose mimicking F-18 FDG and F-18 FLT, which tracks cell proliferation, pegged F-18 FDG PET/CT as a better imaging technique for the diagnosis of differentiated thyroid metastases, according to a study published in the April issue of Radiology.

Masatoyo Nakajo, MD, PhD, from the department of radiology of Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima, Japan, and colleagues completed a comparative study of the two radiotracers and the results were clear.