Parathyroid Scan

What is it?

 

This test assesses the function, size, and shape of your parathyroid gland.

 

What do I need to do?

 

Please bring a valid OHIP Card to your appointment. If you do not have an OHIP Card, please bring another form of government issued ID such as (Drivers License, Passport, or another provincial health card). Please also bring a signed requisition from your physician and arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in. The receptionist will verify your information and admit you for the procedure.

Please consult your physician before discontinuing any medication.

What can I expect the day of the test?

 

Arrive 15 minutes early to allow the reception team to check you in for your procedure. Your technologist will then bring you into the nuclear medicine suite and conduct a brief patient interview to determine specifics about the reason for your visit. Your technologist will inject you with a small amount of radioactivity and image your parathyroid 10 minutes later. You will then be asked to come back in 3 hours after the injection and your technologist will repeat the same images

 

how long will it take?

 

This test takes approximately 4 hours

 

How long will it take for the results to get to my family physician?

 

Your results will be ready in 72 hours

 

For more information about the nuclear medicine bone scan please email info@corcare.net or call 416.284744 ext 2 and speak to one of our technologists.