[(99m)Tc]-sestamibi parathyroid scintigraphy in chronic haemodialysis patients: static and dynamic explorations.

@article{Olaizola200099mTcsestamibiPS,
  title={[(99m)Tc]-sestamibi parathyroid scintigraphy in chronic haemodialysis patients: static and dynamic explorations.},
  author={In{\'e}s Olaizola and Johanna Zingraff and Carlos Heuguerot and Laura Fajardo and Annette Leger and Jose A. Barron Lopez and Gonzalo Acu{\~n}a and Alicia Petraglia and Asunci{\'o}n Alvarez and Hena Caorsi and Tilman Bernhard Dr{\"u}eke and Pablo Ambrosoni},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={15 8},
  pages={1201-6}
}
BACKGROUND The place of parathyroid gland imaging by [(99m)Tc](technetium)-sestamibi scintigraphy in uraemic patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism remains a matter of debate. The purpose of the present study was (i) to assess its value with respect to plasma intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) levels and to surgical parathyroidectomy (PTx), and (ii) to explore the possibility of suppressing parathyroid [(99m)Tc]-sestamibi uptake by calcitriol. METHODS In a first cross-sectional, static… CONTINUE READING