The International Journal of Romanian Society of Endocrinology / Registered in 1938

in ISI Thomson Master Journal List

January - March 2018, Volume 14, Issue 1
Actualities in medicine

Chiriac IA, Goldstein AL

Actualities in Endocrinology- Parathyroid Imaging

Acta Endo (Buc) 2018, 14 (1): 142-144
doi: 10.4183/aeb.2018.142

Parathyroid imaging modalities have been used to guide clinicians and surgeons in finding the source of hyperparathyroidism for over 40 years. Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is generally caused by a parathyroid gland(s) autonomous production of parathyroid hormone (PTH), associated by enlargement of one or more glands. Noninvasive imaging procedures that are used in the management of hyperparathyroidism are anatomical (ultrasound, computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging) and/or functional (nuclear medicine techniques: planar scintigraphy, single photon emission tomography, positron emission imaging) and/or hybrid imaging.

Keywords: primary hyperparathyroidism, echography, scintigraphy, hybrid imaging.

Correspondence: Iulia Chiriac MD, “C.I. Parhon” National Institute of Endocrinology, Nuclear Medicine Dept, 34-38 Aviatorilor, Bucharest, Romania, E-mail: