Diagnostic performance of planar scintigraphy using ⁹⁹mTc-MIBI in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism: a meta-analysis.

@article{Caldarella2012DiagnosticPO,
  title={Diagnostic performance of planar scintigraphy using ⁹⁹mTc-MIBI in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Carmelo Caldarella and Giorgio Treglia and Alfredo Pontecorvi and Alessandro Giordano},
  journal={Annals of nuclear medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 10},
  pages={794-803}
}
OBJECTIVE Parathyroid scintigraphy using (99m)Tc-MIBI is not currently considered a valuable diagnostic tool for the localization of involved glands in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). However, published data about its diagnostic accuracy are discordant and a meta-analysis about this topic is still lacking. The aim of our study is to meta-analyze the published data about the diagnostic performance of (99m)Tc-MIBI parathyroid scintigraphy in patients with SHPT. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING