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Parathyroid Scan

What to Expect During the Procedure

You will receive an intravenous injection of radioisotope in your arm or hand. This feels like a blood test. You will then lie on the table on your back. Images are acquired for 20 minutes and delay images are necessary about 2 hours later. You may leave the facility, resuming normal activities until the return time designated by our technologist. Upon return, images are acquired for about 45 minutes. Then, a second radioisotope is injected and one final image acquired for 5 minutes. There are no common side effects.

How Should I Prepare?

There are no pre-procedure preparations for this scan.

What to Expect After the Procedure

There are no post procedure instructions. Also, no driver is needed following this procedure. Reports will be sent to your physician within 5 business days. Contact your physician for any information pretaining to the findings.