This scan can be used for localisation of parathyroid adenomas prior to surgery. Imaging is generally complete about three hours after the injection of a radio tracer Tc99m-MIBI. An overactive parathyroid gland affects calcium metabolism and may require surgery.

Used to assess:

The position and condition of the parathyroid glands in order to aid with surgery.

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How to book

Patients will need to be referred to Nuclear Med by a referring doctor. Patients must select the specific scan/study required by their referring doctor and book an appointment at the most convenient location.


  • Medical aid authorisation (referring doctor to provide patient with specific ICD 10 code for medical aid authorisation)
  • Referring doctor’s name and practice number
  • Newly diagnosed oncology patients may need to register for oncology (referring doctor to facilitate registration)