How to perform parathyroid 4D CT: tips and traps for technique and interpretation.

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Journal Article (Review)

Parathyroid four-dimensional (4D) computed tomography (CT) is an imaging technique for preoperative localization of parathyroid adenomas that involves multidetector CT image acquisition during two or more contrast enhancement phases. Four-dimensional CT offers an alternative or additional tool in the evaluation of primary hyperparathyroidism. The purpose of this article is to describe the 4D CT technique and provide a practical guide to the radiologist for imaging interpretation. The article will discuss the rationale for imaging, approach to interpretation, imaging findings, and pitfalls.

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Cited Authors

  • Hoang, JK; Sung, W-K; Bahl, M; Phillips, CD

Published Date

  • January 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 270 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 15 - 24

PubMed ID

  • 24354373

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24354373

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-1315

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8419

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1148/radiol.13122661

Language

  • eng