Interpretation of 99mtc sestamibi parathyroid spect scan is improved when read by the surgeon and nuclear medicine physician together

Genevieve B. Melton, Helina Somervell, Kent P. Friedman, Martha A. Zeiger, A. Cahid Civelek

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Abstract

Parathyroid gland localization and lateralization are important before surgery, particularly for minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) and recurrent hyperparathyroidism. We hypothesized that readings of 99mTc sestamibi scans with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) by a surgeon and nuclear medicine physician together (NMP+S) compared to a nuclear medicine physician alone (NMP alone) might affect scan interpretation accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)633-638
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Medicine Communications
Volume26
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2005

Keywords

  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Parathyroid
  • Parathyroidectomy

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