Surgeon Compared to Nuclear Radiology Readers for Tc-99m Sestamibi Scans for Parathyroid Disease

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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First received: February 21, 2012
Last updated: March 24, 2014
Last verified: March 2014

The purpose of this study is to analyze the findings of 30 surgeons and 30 nuclear radiologists of 61 individual thyroid scans. The goal is to determine if surgeons are more prone to making a definitive diagnosis based on a given scan than a nuclear radiologist. Accuracy of localization of the two groups will be analyzed. A secure website has been designed to which the physician will be able to login and view and rate the quality of each image and make a localizing diagnosis. Once they are finished, they will not be able to make any more changes, and their responses will be compared to the responses of their colleagues. The results will be analyzed to find if there is a significant variation in the ratings between the surgeons and the nuclear radiologists as to the quality, location, and number of parathyroid glands, if any, on the scans.

Parathyroid Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Surgeon Compared to Nuclear Radiology Readers for Tc-99m Sestamibi Scans for Parathyroid Disease

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Further study details as provided by University of Arkansas:

Estimated Enrollment: 61
Study Start Date: March 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

The study population will consist of 30 surgeons and 30 nuclear radiologists.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must be a surgeon or nuclear radiologist to be eligible read scans for this study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01545622

United States, Arkansas
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72205
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Arkansas
Principal Investigator: Brendan Stack, MD University of Arkansas
  More Information

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Responsible Party: University of Arkansas Identifier: NCT01545622     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 104675
Study First Received: February 21, 2012
Last Updated: March 24, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parathyroid Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi
Diagnostic Uses of Chemicals
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Radiopharmaceuticals processed this record on October 22, 2014