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Parathyroid scan

Parathyroid scan

Parathyroid scan: A parathyroid scan is a method to locate and size the parathyroid glands following injection of a radioactive tracer substance (Sestamibi) and documentation with a scintillation camera. An enlargement of only one of the four glands is indicative of an adenoma or cancer rather than hyperplasia, which would most likely enlarge all four glands.

Parathyroid scan: Other Names

Other names for Parathyroid scan include:

  • Parathyroid scintigraphy
  • Sestamibi scan for parathyroid glands

Diseases Associated with Parathyroid scan

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