July-August 2016

Head & Neck

4D-CT for Preoperative Localization of Abnormal Parathyroid Glands in Patients with Hyperparathyroidism: Accuracy and Ability to Stratify Patients by Unilateral versus Bilateral Disease in Surgery-Naïve and Re-Exploration Patients

George J. Hunter

George J. Hunter

Hyperparathyroidism became unequivocally recognized and accepted as the cause of the debilitating bone disease osteitis fibrosa cystica circa 1925. It was at that time that Edward Churchill and Oliver Cope successfully removed a mediastinal parathyroid adenoma at the Massachusetts General … more »

Head & Neck

Dynamic CT for Parathyroid Disease: Are Multiple Phases Necessary?

Prashant Raghavan

Prashant Raghavan

Primary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) is a fatal illness if left untreated. Surgical removal of the hyperfunctioning gland remains the only effective treatment available. Imaging plays a vital role in localizing one or more abnormal parathyroid glands for surgical planning. Traditionally, ultrasonography and technetium … more »