CQ44. What Is the Application, Effect and Safety of Recombinant Human Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (rhTSH)?

  • Seigo Kinuya
  • Naoyuki Shigematsu
  • Yasushi Noguchi
  • Tatsuya Higashi


rhTSH can be used, instead of withdrawal of thyroid hormone, for patients who have undergone total or near total thyroidectomy to investigate the presence of the remnant thyroid, recurrence, and metastatic lesions. rhTSH is considered very beneficial because it has diagnostic ability equal to the conventional method, does not damage QOL due to hypothyroidism, and can reduce the dose of exposure.


Thyroid Hormone Metastatic Lesion Total Thyroidectomy Differentiate Thyroid Carcinoma Diagnostic Ability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seigo Kinuya
    • 1
  • Naoyuki Shigematsu
    • 2
  • Yasushi Noguchi
    • 3
  • Tatsuya Higashi
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health ScienceKanazawa UniversityKanazawaJapan
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyKeio University School of MedicineTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyNoguchi Thyroid Clinic and Hospital FoundationBeppuJapan
  4. 4.Shiga Medical Center Research InstituteOtsu-shiJapan

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