Tl-201 imaging for differentiating between malignant and benign neck masses


YIGITBASI O. G. , Tutus A. , BOZDEMIR K. , NARDALI M., GUNEY E.

NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS, cilt.19, ss.555-560, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Dergi Adı: NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.555-560

Özet

The aim of this study was to assess the ability of Tl-201 scintigraphy to differentiate between malignant and benign neck masses. Fifty-eight patients with neck masses, whose diagnoses were confirmed by histological examination, were examined. The sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of Tl-201 scintigraphy were 80%, 96% and 88% respectively; when salivary gland masses were excluded, these values were 87%, 95% and 91% respectively. Our results suggest that Tl-201 scintigraphy is highly reliable in determining the malignancy of neck masses, especially when salivary gland masses are excluded. ((C) 1998 Lippincott-Raven Publishers).