Current update on medullary thyroid carcinoma

Dhakshinamoorthy Ganeshan, Erik Paulson, Cihan Duran, Maria E. Cabanillas, Naifa L. Busaidy, Chusilp Charnsangavej

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OBJECTIVE. This article will review the multimodality imaging spectrum of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) with an emphasis on anatomic and functional imaging. Recent advances in the molecular cytogenetics of this tumor and the impact on diagnosis, prognosis, and development of novel targeted therapy will be discussed. CONCLUSION. MTC is a neuroendocrine tumor with unique clinicopathologic and radiologic features compared with other thyroid malignancies. Imaging plays an important role in the optimal management of this malignancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)W867-W876
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • CT
  • MRI
  • Medullary thyroid carcinoma
  • PET/CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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