• Technetium Tc 99m/thallium 201 parathyroid scanning has been proved to be effective by multiple researchers. A review of 54 patients who underwent scanning and operations at an institution showed the scans to be accurate in 83%. There were 15% false-negative and 2% false-positive scans. The pitfalls of parathyroid scanning can be related to false-positives and false-negatives.
(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1988;114:993-995)