Update in Parathyroid Imaging.


Journal Article (Review)

Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is characterized by excessive, dysregulated production of parathyroid hormone (PTH) by 1 or more abnormal parathyroid glands. Minimally invasive surgical techniques have created a need for more precise localization of the parathyroid lesion by imaging. A variety of imaging protocols and techniques have been used for this purpose, but no one modality is clearly superior. Nuclear medicine scintigraphy and ultrasound imaging are established modalities, although multiphase or 4-dimensional computed tomography is an emerging modality with several advantages. This review provides a background regarding PHPT and key anatomy, and discusses these alternative parathyroid imaging modalities with updates.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kuzminski, SJ; Sosa, JA; Hoang, JK

Published Date

  • February 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 151 - 166

PubMed ID

  • 29128002

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29128002

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9786

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.mric.2017.08.009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States