April 30, 2019

PET Imaging Top Choice for Detecting Parathyroid Adenomas--Study compared method to two other techniques

Screening with 18F-fluorocholine PET/CT imaging had the best detection capability for identifying parathyroid adenoma, according to a new study.

Among 30 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism, PET/CT imaging had over a 73% detection rate of parathyroid adenoma — detecting the tumor in 22 of these patients, reported Franco Grimaldi, MD, of the University-Hospital of Udine in Italy, and colleagues. {read more here}