False-positive scalp activity in 131I imaging associated with hair coloring

Di Yan, Mohan Doss, Ranee Mehra, Rosaleen B. Parsons, Barton N. Milestone, Jian Q. Yu

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Abstract

A patient with metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma (after surgical resection of tumor and positive lymph nodes) undergoing thyroid ablation therapy with 131I is described. Wholebody scintigraphy was performed 1 wk after ablation therapy to evaluate the presence of residual disease. The whole-body images demonstrated an artifact caused by tracer accumulation in the patient's scalp related to recent hair coloring. Common etiologies of false-positive 131I scintigraphic findings are briefly reviewed. The importance of taking preventative measures to decrease the number of false-positive findings and recognizing these findings when they occur is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-45
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Scalp
Hair
Body Image
Radionuclide Imaging
Artifacts
Thyroid Gland
Lymph Nodes
Therapeutics
Neoplasms
Papillary Thyroid cancer

Keywords

  • I distribution
  • False-positive uptake
  • Hair coloring
  • Postablation scan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Yan, D., Doss, M., Mehra, R., Parsons, R. B., Milestone, B. N., & Yu, J. Q. (2013). False-positive scalp activity in 131I imaging associated with hair coloring. Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, 41(1), 43-45. https://doi.org/10.2967/jnmt.112.117416

False-positive scalp activity in 131I imaging associated with hair coloring. / Yan, Di; Doss, Mohan; Mehra, Ranee; Parsons, Rosaleen B.; Milestone, Barton N.; Yu, Jian Q.

In: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, Vol. 41, No. 1, 03.2013, p. 43-45.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Yan, D, Doss, M, Mehra, R, Parsons, RB, Milestone, BN & Yu, JQ 2013, 'False-positive scalp activity in 131I imaging associated with hair coloring', Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 43-45. https://doi.org/10.2967/jnmt.112.117416
Yan, Di ; Doss, Mohan ; Mehra, Ranee ; Parsons, Rosaleen B. ; Milestone, Barton N. ; Yu, Jian Q. / False-positive scalp activity in 131I imaging associated with hair coloring. In: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology. 2013 ; Vol. 41, No. 1. pp. 43-45.
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