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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 207-209

Utility of 18F-choline photon emission tomography/computed tomography in the diagnosis of parathyroid adenoma

1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Endocrinology, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India
3 Department of Pathology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Surgery, B.L. Kapoor Hospital, New Delhi, India
5 Department of Radiodiagnosis, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Nishikant Avinash Damle
Department of Nuclear Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.181857

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Recently, the role of 18F-choline in the detection of parathyroid adenomas has been reported. At our institution, we are currently studying the role of this tracer in comparison to the standard methoxy-isobutyl-isonitrile.(MIBI) scan with single photon emission tomography/computed tomography. Our initial results show that 18F-choline is at least as good as 99mTc-MIBI scan. We present here a representative case of a 45-year-old woman with multiple skeletal lytic lesions and a high parathyroid hormone.(PTH) who underwent both these imaging techniques with concordant results, further confirmed by histopathology and postoperative fall in serum PTH levels.

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