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Can i make sestamibi scan for parathyroid although imy leucocyte count is below normal its 3700 or it will be a risk ?

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Dr. Ira Katz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: If you need it yes

A sestamibi parathyroid scan or MIBI is very safe as the amount of radiation is small & localizes to metabolic active tissue such as the overactive parathyroid.
Very little bone marrow exposure. If adenoma thought to be in neck high sensitivity US can be a substitute & has no radiation. Other options also exist. A MIBI IS NOT FOR DIAGNOSIS, but surg planning! Make sure it is for the right reason!

In brief: If you need it yes

A sestamibi parathyroid scan or MIBI is very safe as the amount of radiation is small & localizes to metabolic active tissue such as the overactive parathyroid.
Very little bone marrow exposure. If adenoma thought to be in neck high sensitivity US can be a substitute & has no radiation. Other options also exist. A MIBI IS NOT FOR DIAGNOSIS, but surg planning! Make sure it is for the right reason!
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