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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ammu Susheela, M.D. [2]

Overview

MRI may be helpful in the diagnosis of anaplastic thyroid cancer. MRI may also be performed to detect metastases of anaplastic thyroid cancer to brain and bones.

MRI

  • MRI uses powerful magnetic forces and radio-frequency waves to make cross-sectional images of organs, tissues, bones, and blood vessel. A computer turns the images into 3-dimensional pictures. It may be used to:[1][2]

MRI Examples of Anaplastic thyroid cancer

MRI anaplastic thyroid cancer[3]

References

  1. Smallridge RC, Ain KB, Asa SL, Bible KC, Brierley JD, Burman KD, Kebebew E, Lee NY, Nikiforov YE, Rosenthal MS, Shah MH, Shaha AR, Tuttle RM (November 2012). "American Thyroid Association guidelines for management of patients with anaplastic thyroid cancer". Thyroid. 22 (11): 1104–39. doi:10.1089/thy.2012.0302. PMID 23130564.
  2. Thyroid Cancer Canadian Cancer Society (2015). http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/thyroid/diagnosis/?region=sk- Accessed on November, 19 2015
  3. Image courtesy of Ichiro Abe Radiopedia (original file ‘’here’’.Creative Commons BY-SA-NC

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