Parathyroid Scan

Parathyroid Scan
 
 

A parathyroid scan is sometimes called a parathyroid localisation scan or parathyroid scintigraphy. This scan uses radioactive pharmaceuticals that are readily taken up by cells in the parathyroid glands to obtain an image of the glands and any abnormally active areas within them.

This test is performed in two parts, an injection followed by an early phase of imaging (20 mins) and a delayed phase (30 mins) ~ 3 hours post injection./

 


 

Patient Preparation:

Nil required.