Parathyroid Case 1

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56 year old female with clinically and biochemical evidence of recurrent parathyroid disease. Ca++=3.0 and PTH 80

Procedure

Early and late anterior images (top row) are compared with thyroid images

scan image

Questions

1) What radiopharmaceuticals have been used?
2) Describe the rationale for this imaging process
3) What other imaging protocols are in common use?
4) Explain A
5) Any evidence of a parathyroid adenoma?
6) What is the sensitivity of the test?

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