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Vol 19, No 1 (2016)
Letter to Editor
Published online: 2016-01-29
Submitted: 2015-06-11
Accepted: 2015-11-06
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Computer program for analysis of parathyroid scintigraphy examinations: combination of dual-tracer (subtraction) and double phase single-tracer washout techniques

Małgorzata Iwona Kobylecka, Adam Bajera, Katarzyna Fronczewska-Wieniawska, Joanna Mączewska, Maria Teresa Płazińska, Leszek Królicki
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2016.0012
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Pubmed: 26838947
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Nucl. Med. Rev 2016;19(1):58-62.

open access

Vol 19, No 1 (2016)
Letter to Editor
Published online: 2016-01-29
Submitted: 2015-06-11
Accepted: 2015-11-06

Abstract

There is no controversy in the published literature that sensitivity and specificity of parathyroid scintigraphy is superior to other imaging techniques. However no uniform protocol has been established for scintigraphy. In order to analyze parathyroid scintigraphic images in the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Medical University of Warsaw we have developed a program that allows qualitative and quantitative evaluation of recorded images and motion artifacts correction. This program offers a uniform procedure of analysis of parathyroid imaging results in diagnostic centers, accelerates the analysis of parathyroid tests performed with use of single radioactive tracer, that require the acquisition of consecutive images of the patient, without altering his body position between successive stages of registration. This program allows for automation of previously time consuming procedures and thus saves time and decreases a risk of operator’s errors.

Abstract

There is no controversy in the published literature that sensitivity and specificity of parathyroid scintigraphy is superior to other imaging techniques. However no uniform protocol has been established for scintigraphy. In order to analyze parathyroid scintigraphic images in the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Medical University of Warsaw we have developed a program that allows qualitative and quantitative evaluation of recorded images and motion artifacts correction. This program offers a uniform procedure of analysis of parathyroid imaging results in diagnostic centers, accelerates the analysis of parathyroid tests performed with use of single radioactive tracer, that require the acquisition of consecutive images of the patient, without altering his body position between successive stages of registration. This program allows for automation of previously time consuming procedures and thus saves time and decreases a risk of operator’s errors.

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Keywords

parathyroids, MIBI, parathyroid scintigraphy, double phase MIBI scintigraphy

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Title

Computer program for analysis of parathyroid scintigraphy examinations: combination of dual-tracer (subtraction) and double phase single-tracer washout techniques

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 19, No 1 (2016)

Pages

58-62

Published online

2016-01-29

DOI

10.5603/NMR.2016.0012

Pubmed

26838947

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2016;19(1):58-62.

Keywords

parathyroids
MIBI
parathyroid scintigraphy
double phase MIBI scintigraphy

Authors

Małgorzata Iwona Kobylecka
Adam Bajera
Katarzyna Fronczewska-Wieniawska
Joanna Mączewska
Maria Teresa Płazińska
Leszek Królicki

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