Tl-201 uptake and retention in a Warthin's tumor

Ali S. Arbab, Kiyoshi Koizumi, Takao Arai, Keiji Toyama, Tsutomu Araki

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We report scan findings of Tl-201 in a case of histologically proved Warthin's tumor. Dual isotopes acquisition was performed in a case of left parotid Warthin's tumor. Both early and delayed Tc-99m-pertechnetate (Tc- 99m) images showed increased uptake at the tumor. Tl-201 scan also showed an increase of uptake on the early image and retention on the delayed image. The uptake ratios of Tl-201 were 3.0 (early) and 2.3 (delayed). Scan findings of Tl-201 in a case of Warthin's tumor were similar to those of Tc-99m, and the interpretation of Tl-201 images should be accompanied with Tc-99m images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-338
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Nuclear Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Warthin's tumor
  • salivary gland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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