The role of scintigraphy and ultrasound in the imaging of neonatal hypothyroidism: 5-year retrospective review of single-centre experience

Ami de Silva, Ian Jong, Glenda McLean, Philip Bruce Bergman, Christine P Rodda, Justin Brown, Dee Nandurkar

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Abstract

Congenital hypothyroidism (CH), as indicated by an elevation of capillary thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) at newborn screening, is a preventable cause of mental retardation with varying aetiology; it can be transient or permanent. Radionuclide assessment is currently the gold standard for imaging CH. This study aimed to (i) review the different scintigraphic patterns and correlate them with TSH levels/patient outcomes, (ii) assess the role of sonography in neonates with apparent agenesis as indicated by scintigraphy and (iii) devleop a diagnostic investigative algorithm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422 - 430
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Volume58
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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