False-positive I-131 images mimicking thyroid cancer metastasis. The nose ring sign

Clin Nucl Med. 1995 Oct;20(10):876-7. doi: 10.1097/00003072-199510000-00003.


This case report describes an I-131 whole-body scan with false-positive uptake at the site of a nose ring in a patient with follicular thyroid cancer.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma, Follicular / diagnostic imaging*
  • Adenocarcinoma, Follicular / secondary*
  • Adult
  • False Positive Reactions
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Iodine Radioisotopes*
  • Nose / diagnostic imaging*
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Thyroid Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*


  • Iodine Radioisotopes