WHAT IS IT?
A parathyroid scan is a nuclear study to detect parathyroid adenomas.
I AM COMING IN FOR THIS TEST WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
A patient coming in for this test will receive an injection of a radioactive material in your arm. A set of pictures will be taken of your neck area 30 minutes and 3 hours after the injection. Each set of pictures will take about 30 minutes. You will need to lie on your back and be very still for the pictures.
Elevated calcium level on lab work
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THIS TEST?
There is no preparation for this test.