This leaflet provides information to patients undergoing a Sestamibi Parathyroid scan.
A Sestamibi Parathyroid Scan is a diagnostic examination to determine the anatomy and function of your parathyroid glands. These are four small glands embedded in the back surface of the thyroid gland, situated in the neck.
On the appointed date, initially a scan of your thyroid gland will be acquired 30 minutes after radio-isotope injection. After that, the scan of your parathyroid glands will be taken, 10 minutes and 2 hours after radio-isotope injection. You will be asked to remain still during scan acquisition. The duration of the first scan is 20 minutes. We may acquire a SPECT CT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) 3-dimensional scan also, during which the camera will rotate over a 360 degree arc around you, allowing for reconstruction of an image in three dimensions. This second scan will take approximately 45 minutes after which you can go home.
There are no side effects of the injection. You will be able to drive, travel by public transport and return to work if necessary.
There are no risks of having a Sestamibi Parathyroid Scan.
The parathyroid scan will determine if you have hyperactive parathyroid glands.
A Sestamibi Parathyroid Scan is only performed in the Nuclear Medicine Department, located on 2nd floor of the hospital. On arrival, please report to the Nuclear Medicine department.
Yes, you should bring your recent radiology (ultrasound, x-ray, CT scan etc) and laboratory (blood & urine test) reports on the day of the scan.
We would prefer that you do not bring more than one person with you. Avoid bringing children or pregnant ladies with you.
You will receive the results at 5 PM on the day of your scan. The results of the scan will also be conveyed provisionally to your referring physician. The report will be accompanied with Scan films.
*If you have any further questions, Please feel free to contact the Nuclear Medicine Department, Manipal Hospitals, Dwarka on 011-41274257, 011-41274251 between 9 AM – 5 PM (Monday-Saturday).
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