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Table 2 Number of patients in different study groups and mean HTR

From: Semi-quantitative assessment of diffuse hepatic uptake seen in I-131 scans – an indicator of functioning thyroid tissue and disease burden in differentiated thyroid cancer

Group No. Patients Number Mean HTR ± S.D.
1. Disease free patients [WBRI scan negative and serum thyroglobulin negative (Tg ≤ 4 ng/dL)] 100 2.35 ± 0.507
2. Patients with thyroid remnant only 28 2.65 ± 0.675
3. Patients with thyroid remnant and lymph node metastasis 18 3.07 ± 0.688
4. Patients with WBRI scan negative and serum thyroglobulin positive (Tg > 4 ng/dL) 62 2.31 ± 0.407
5 Patients with bone or/and lung metastasis only 27 4.62 ± 2.843
6. Patients with lymph node metastasis only and no remnant 14 2.12 ± 0.442
  1. WBRI whole body radioiodine