Na+/I Symporter Target for Thyroid Disease Imaging and Treatment

  • Rui HuangEmail author
  • Rong Tian
  • Zhaowei Meng


Utilizing iodide to synthesize thyroid hormones is a biological signature of thyroid that has been used for the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant thyroid diseases [1]. Radioiodine is a classical theranostic representations for personalized targeted therapy and molecular imaging in nuclear medicine history [2]. Thyroid scan with radioiodine or technetium-99m (99mTc) pertechnetate has unique ability in the assessment of thyroid nodules with anatomical and functional information. Radioiodine whole-body scan (WBS) has played an important role in the detection of normal thyroid tissue remnants and local and distant metastases of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) as well as restaging after radioiodine therapy and long-term follow-up.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineWest China Hospital, Sichuan UniversityChengduP. R. China
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear MedicineTianjin Medical University General HospitalTianjinP. R. China

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