Comparison of technetium-99m-MIBI and thallium-201-chloride uptake in primary thyroid lymphoma Academic Article uri icon


  • A case of primary thyroid lymphoma demonstrating uptake of 99mTc-hexakis-2-methoxy isobutyl isonitrile (MIBI) is presented. The 99mTc-MIBI image more clearly delineated the extent of tumor as demonstrated on CT compared to 201Tl-chloride and [99mTc]pertechnetate images. Following two courses of chemotherapy, repeat radionuclide studies and CT scan showed complete resolution of the thyroid tumor. Technetium-99m-MIBI may be useful in the assessment of disease activity and monitoring response to treatment in patients with lymphoma.


  • Scott, AM
  • Kostakoglu, L
  • O'Brien, JP
  • Straus, DJ
  • Abdel-Dayem, HM
  • Larson, SM

publication date

  • January 1, 1992