The Use of Modified Four-Dimensional Computed Tomography in Patients with Primary Hyperparathyroidism: An Argument for the Abandonment of Routine Sestamibi Single-Positron Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)

Academic Article


  • Background: Four-dimensional computed tomography (4D CT) has emerged as an extremely sensitive preoperative imaging modality for primary hyperparathyroidism compared with the historical use of sestamibi and ultrasound (US). Specialized volume rendering and technical modifications further enhance this technique for operative guidance while reducing radiation exposure.
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  • 17978301
  • Author List

  • Kukar M; Platz TA; Schaffner TJ; Elmarzouky R; Groman A; Kumar S; Abdelhalim A; Cance WG
  • Start Page

  • 139
  • End Page

  • 145
  • Volume

  • 22
  • Issue

  • 1