By Stefan Guhlke (auth.), Jan Bucerius, Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Hans-Jürgen Biersack (eds.)
99mTc-sestamibi is a single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) radiotracer that's wide-spread for the imaging of myocardial perfusion, in addition to quite a few malignant and benign illnesses. 99mTc-Sestamibi – medical purposes offers an in depth and informative evaluate of virtually all of the oncologic and non-oncologic purposes of 99mTc-sestamibi SPECT, together with numerous rather infrequent symptoms. assorted disease-related protocols for 99mTc-sestamibi SPECT are offered, and for every affliction a finished precis of the proper pathology and epidemiology is equipped. all through, there's a robust emphasis at the functional facets of use of this renowned tracer, together with directions for the coaching of a number of commercially to be had tracer kits. scientific practitioners will locate this booklet to be a useful advisor to the applying and advantages of 99mTc-sestamibi SPECT in either the inpatient and the outpatient setting.
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Especially since minimally invasive procedures requiring 4 Parathyroid Imaging 43 unilateral exploration of the neck have become popular, a new era of parathyroid scintigraphy has been opened: the preoperative proof of an adenoma can guide the surgeon to reduce operation time and invasiveness of the procedure. As single adenomas of the parathyroid gland are the most frequent cause (approximately 85% of hyperparathyroidism), minimally invasive surgery may become the procedure of choice in the near future.
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72] and Rubello et al. , who also stressed the necessity of hand-held gamma probes to improve the results of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. Murphy et al. 5 and 3 h prior to undergoing parathyroidectomy. Patients with a positive Sestamibi scan underwent a minimally invasive radioguided parathyroidectomy and those patients who did not possess a positive Sestamibi scan underwent a standard bilateral neck exploration. A hand-held gamma radiation detecting probe was used during every operation; ex vivo radioactivity was measured in parathyroid and other tissues.
99mTc-Sestamibi: Clinical Applications by Stefan Guhlke (auth.), Jan Bucerius, Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Hans-Jürgen Biersack (eds.)