Early and Delayed 18F-FCH PET/CT Imaging in Parathyroid Adenomas

Cecilia Vellani, Marina Hodolič, Spyrindon Chytiris, Giuseppe Trifirò, Domenico Rubello, Patrick M. Colletti

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Preoperative localization with Tc-sestaMIBI or ultrasound is a common prerequisite for successful minimally invasive parathyroid adenoma (PA) surgery. SPECT/CT with Tc-sestaMIBI and PET/CT with F-FCH offer the possibility of attenuation correction and coregistration of functional and anatomical images providing more accurate PA localization. F-FCH PET/CT is used predominantly in patients with prostate cancer and is under investigation in PA. We report the case of a 43-year-old man with early FCH uptake in a cystic PA with delayed washout at 60 minutes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-144
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017


  • Adenoma
  • Adult
  • Choline
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Parathyroid Neoplasms
  • Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi
  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article


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