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      Clinical Usefulness of Thyroid Imaging by Means of X-Ray Fluorescence

      Hormone Research in Paediatrics

      S. Karger AG

      X-ray fluorescence, Thyroid, Stable iodine, Clinical application

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          Abstract

          Iodine storage is an important thyroid function which has been difficult to estimate by simple means up to now. The introduction of the X-ray fluorescence technique makes this assessment possible on a large scale, with a minimum radiation burden and no more discomfort for the patient than classical imaging with radioisotopes. Its implementation has resulted in the better understanding of some aspects of thyroid physiopathology. This paper deals with the clinical utility of the method: the visualization of stable iodine and, most important, its quantification contribute significantly, sometimes fundamentally, to a better diagnosis with its therapeutic implications.

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          Journal
          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-4582-2
          978-3-318-01984-1
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1987
          1987
          28 November 2008
          : 26
          : 1-4
          : 42-47
          Affiliations
          Department of Radioisotopes, Academic Hospital, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
          Article
          180684 Horm Res 1987;26:42–47
          10.1159/000180684
          3297963
          © 1987 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 6
          Categories
          Round Table on Thyroid Imaging

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