Repeat hyperparathyroid surgery benefits from planar scintigraphy

04/9/2013 | MolecularImaging.net

Researchers from the University of Helsinki in Finland compared four operative mapping methods for repeat hyperparathyroid surgeries, finding that planar scintigraphy with I-123/Tc-99m sestamibi was the most accurate method. I-123/Tc-99m sestamibi has "an accuracy of 59 percent for indicating the correct side of the neck and 48 percent for a more precise localization" in reoperative cases, researchers wrote in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

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