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JNMT (June 2012) SNM Practice Guideline for Parathyroid Scintigraphy 4.0
JNMT, June 2012, Volume 40, Number 2

SNM Practice Guideline for Parathyroid Scintigraphy 4.0

Release Date: June 1, 2012 
Expiration Date: June 30, 2015

JNMT, June 2012, Volume 40, Number 2

California Scope: 1.0 Imaging (I)

Bennett S. Greenspan1, Gary Dillehay2, Charles Intenzo3, William C. Lavely4, Michael O’Doherty5, Christopher J. Palestro6, William Scheve7, Michael G. Stabin8, Delynn Sylvestros7, and Mark Tulchinsky9

St. Louis, Missouri; 2Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; 3Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 4Southern Molecular Imaging, Savannah, Georgia; 5St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, United Kingdom; 6North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System, New Hyde Park, New York; 7Barnes–Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri; 8Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; and 9Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania  

Primary hyperparathyroidism is characterized by increased synthesis and release of parathyroid hormone, which produces an elevated serum calcium level and a decline in serum inorganic phosphates. Asymptomatic patients are frequently identified by routine laboratory screening. The vast majority of cases of primary hyperparathyroidism (80%-90%) are due to a single hyperfunctioning adenoma. Multigland hyperplasia and double adenomas account for approximately 10% of cases, whereas parathyroid carcinomas occur in only 1%-3% of cases of hyperparathyroidism. In general, parathyroid adenomas larger than 500 mg can be detected scintigraphically. Hyperplastic glands can be detected but with less sensitivity than adenomas.

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