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Special Issue "Imaging and Imaging-Based Management of Thyroid Nodules"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Nuclear Medicine & Radiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. med. Luca Giovanella

Clinic for Nuclear Medicine and Competence Centre for Thyroid Diseases; Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Bellinzona 6500 Switzerland
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Interests: thyroid diseases; thyroid imaging; ultrasound-assisted mini-invasive therapies; endocrine biomarkers; molecular imaging; nuclear imaging

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The term thyroid nodule refers to an abnormal growth of thyroid cells that forms a lump within the thyroid gland. Although the vast majority of thyroid nodules are benign (noncancerous), a small proportion of thyroid nodules do contain thyroid cancer. In order to diagnose and treat thyroid cancer at the earliest stage, most thyroid nodules need some type of evaluation. Tools that allows us to preoperatively exclude a cancer might help to reduce the number of inappropriate diagnostic fine-needle aspirations and diagnostic surgical interventions. A proper, evidence-based, use of different imaging modalities would allow us to properly select suspicious nodules for more aggressive diagnostic procedures and, if needed, treatments.

The focus of this Special Issue is to review current diagiostic imaging options, as well as imaging-assisted therapies and potential novel advances in the care of thyroid nodules.

Prof. Dr. med. Luca Giovanella
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • thyroid nodule
  • thyroid cancer
  • ultrasound
  • scintigraphy
  • molecular imaging
  • thermal ablation
  • fine-needle aspiration

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This special issue is now open for submission.
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