Parathyroid Scan

What is a parathyroid scan?

A parathyroid scan is a nuclear medicine test. Combining a small amount of radioactive material and a special camera, it produces images that help evaluate the presence and extent of hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid glands).

Why has my physician ordered this exam?

This test provides images that help your physician see which of your four parathyroid glands is hyperactive. That information helps your physician plan a course of treatment for you.

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