Performance of F-18 Fluorocholine PET/CT for Detection of Hyperfunctioning Parathyroid Tissue in Patients with Elevated Parathyroid Hormone Levels and Negative or Discrepant Results in Conventional Imaging


Uslu-Beşli L. , Sonmezoglu K. , Teksoz S. , Akgun E., Karayel E. , Pehlivanoglu H., ...More

KOREAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.21, no.2, pp.236-247, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3348/kjr.2019.0268
  • Title of Journal : KOREAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.236-247
  • Keywords: Positron emission tomography, Computed tomography, Fluorocholine, Hyperparathyroidism, Tc-99m sestamibi, Parathyroid adenoma, PRIMARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM, PREOPERATIVE LOCALIZATION, F-18-CHOLINE PET/CT, KINASE-ACTIVITY, TC-99M-SESTAMIBI, ULTRASOUND, SPECT/CT, CT, SCINTIGRAPHY, ADENOMAS

Abstract

Objective: Our aim was to assess the diagnostic performance of F-18 fluorocholine (FCH) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in detecting hyperfunctioning parathyroid tissue (HPT) in patients with elevated parathyroid hormone levels with negative or inconclusive conventional imaging results and to compare the findings with those obtained using technetium-99m sestamibi (MIBI) scintigraphy and neck ultrasonography (US).