Nebenschilddrüsenszintigraphie mit 99mTc-MIBI.

Translated title of the contribution: Scintigraphy of the parathyroid glands with 99mTc-MIBI

F. Grünwald, G. Späth, C. Menzel, L. Pavics, T. Sudhop, P. Liesegang, D. Klingmüller, A. Schomburg, H. J. Biersack

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AIM: Since about 3 years 99mTc-MIBI is used instead of 201Tl/99mTc subtraction scintigraphy for the localization of parathyroid involvement in hyperparathyroidism (HPT). The sensitivity of the new method was evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 24 patients aged between 28 and 83 years with surgically confirmed primary HPT were studied. Planar images were acquired 15 minutes and 3 hours after tracer injection. Additionally, in 9 patients dynamic images were obtained for 2 hours to study tracer kinetics. RESULTS: 19 out of 24 adenomas (79%) were identified correctly with 99mTc-MIBI. CONCLUSION: The sensitivity of the scintigraphy using 99mTc-MIBI is in the range of the 201Tl/99mTc subtraction scintigraphy. Because of the superior logistic and the lower radiation exposure, 99mTc-MIBI can replace the 201Tl/99mTc scintigraphy in the preoperative diagnostic assessment.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)450-455
Number of pages6
JournalMedizinische Klinik (Munich, Germany : 1983)
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 1995


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Grünwald, F., Späth, G., Menzel, C., Pavics, L., Sudhop, T., Liesegang, P., Klingmüller, D., Schomburg, A., & Biersack, H. J. (1995). Nebenschilddrüsenszintigraphie mit 99mTc-MIBI. Medizinische Klinik (Munich, Germany : 1983), 90(8), 450-455.