, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 729–730 | Cite as

Incidental focal thyroid uptake on 18F-Choline PET-CT: need to rule out thyroid cancer

  • Renaud CiappucciniEmail author
  • Corinne Jeanne
  • Stéphane Bardet
Endocrine imaging


Thyroid incidentaloma 18F-Choline PET-CT PET-CT Differentiated thyroid cancer Papillary thyroid carcinoma 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Medicine and Thyroid UnitFrançois Baclesse Cancer CentreCaenFrance
  2. 2.INSERM U1086 “ANTICIPE”Normandie UniversityCaenFrance
  3. 3.Department of PathologyFrançois Baclesse Cancer CentreCaenFrance

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