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Table 1 Treatment modalities, corresponding laboratory values (TSH and Tg level) and MI results (FDG-PET and I-131 SPECT) for different time points during follow-up

From: Molecular imaging of potential bone metastasis from differentiated thyroid cancer: a case report

Parameter Date (MM/YY format) and treatment
  08/06 10/06 11/06 05/07 11/07 06/08 11/08 10/09 05/10
Treatment Cementoplasty and posterior arthrodesis Total thyroidectomy First RIT (GBq level unknown) Second RIT (GBq level unknown) Third RIT (5.4 GBq) Fourth RIT (5.5 GBq) Fifth RIT (5.8 GBq) Wait and see Wait and see
TSH (mIU/L) NA NA NA NA 103 119 130 NA < 0.02
Thyroglobulin (μg/L) NA NA 2357 805 891 1035 939 NA 606
I-131 SPECT NA NA Positive uptake: thyroid bed, multiple foci in the lungs, osseous lesions T11, L3, os ilium, left femur No uptake in the thyroid bed, decreasing uptake in the lungs, stable uptake in the osseous lesions No uptake in the thyroid bed, os ilium, left femur decreasing uptake in the lungs, stable uptake in the spine lesions T11/L3 No uptake in the thyroid bed, os ilium, left femur decreasing uptake in the lungs, stable uptake in the spine lesions T11/L3 No uptake in the thyroid bed, os ilium, left femur decreasing uptake in the lungs, stable uptake in the spine lesions T11/L3 NA NA
FDG-PET NA NA NA NA NA NA Slight uptake in Pulmonary metastases, no uptake in spinal lesions T11/L3 Slight uptake in Pulmonary metastases, no uptake in spinal lesions T11/L3 NA
  1. FDG = fludeoxyglucose; NA = not available; PET = positron emission tomography; RIT = radioiodine treatment; Tg = thyroglobulin; TSH = thryotropin; SPECT = single photon emission computer tomography.