Parathyroid Scan

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Parathyroid Scan available at:

Parathyroid Scan

PRP Bathurst Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Parathyroid Scan

PRP Castle Hill Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8.30am - 12noon

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Parathyroid Scan

PRP Cumberland Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8.30am - 12 noon

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Parathyroid Scan

PRP Dee Why Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 11.30am

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Parathyroid Scan

PRP Dubbo Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

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Parathyroid Scan

PRP Eastwood Monday to Friday 8am - 5.30pm
Saturday 8am - 12 noon

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Parathyroid Scan

PRP Frenchs Forest Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
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Parathyroid Scan

PRP Gosford North Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

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Parathyroid Scan

PRP Hornsby Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 12 noon

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Parathyroid Scan

PRP Norwest Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday 8am - 12 noon
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Parathyroid Scan

PRP Orange Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

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Parathyroid Scan

PRP Shellharbour Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm

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Parathyroid Scan

PRP Toukley Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

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Parathyroid Scan

PRP Tuggerah Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

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Parathyroid Scan

PRP Wollongong Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 12 noon

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Parathyroid Scan

PRP Woy Woy Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

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  • Parathyroid Scan Explained

    Also known as: MIBI scan, Sestamibi Parathyroid scan.

    A Parathyroid scan is performed to localise possible parathyroid adenomas in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism.

  • Please advise us beforehand

    If you think you may have had a recent CT scan with intravenous contrast please notify staff when making your appointment.

    Please make staff aware if you are (or think you could be) pregnant, breastfeeding, claustrophobic and/or if you are the primary/sole carer for small children when you book your appointment.

  • Preparation

    You may be asked to cease certain medications or vitamin supplements prior to the test.

    Bring any previous Nuclear Medicine scans or any other scans relating to the area of interest, as well as any recent blood tests measuring thyroid function to your appointment.

  • What happens during the procedure

    Part 1: You will be positioned under the Gamma Camera and given a small injection of a radioactive tracer. This injection shouldn’t make you feel any different and allows images to be taken of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Images are commenced at the time of injection and are taken for approximately 60 minutes. You will then be sent away for a period of time (approximately 2 hours) during which time you can go about normal activity (including eating, drinking, driving your car etc).

    Part 2: When you return, additional images of your neck will be acquired, along with a second injection of radioactive tracer. This part takes approximately 30-60 minutes.

  • How long does it take

    Approximately 60 minutes for part one of the test. You will then be given a time to return for part two of the test approximately 2 hours later which takes approximately 30-60 minutes.

  • After Your Examination

    There are usually no after effects from a parathyroid scan.

  • Your images and report

    We will advise you when your images and report will be ready. PRP will store digital copies of all studies on our secure database for comparison with any future examinations.

    Please bring any previous images with you for comparison.

    It is important that you return to your doctor with your examination results. Whether they are normal or abnormal, your doctor needs to know promptly so that a management plan can be formulated.

Service - Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

A safe and non-invasive imaging test, nuclear medicine scans provide information about both the function and anatomy of the human body. The test involves the administration of a small dose of radiation to a patient, in order to detect a wide array of pathologies and conditions.

This content is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you would like any clarifications, please contact your local practice.