What is a Parathyroid Scan?

Parathyroid Scans evaluate elevated blood calcium levels or hypercalcemia, hyperparathyroidism, and localizing possible adenomas.

  • This exam may be called – Parathyroid Scan, Sestamibi Thyroid Scan.
  • You will receive an injection and you must wait 30 minutes to be scanned.  Then, a 15-minute image will be taken and a second injection will be given.  You will wait 10 minutes and then 3 more images will be taken. 
  • It is very important that you remain perfectly still for the first 2 images.  If you cannot lie still, please inform the Technologist so accommodations for the necessary imaging can be made.