Published: 11 September 2019
Author(s): Pedro Iglesias, Jorge Cardona, Juan José Díez
Section: Review Article

The pituitary is an endocrine gland with ability to uptake diverse radiopharmaceuticals and, therefore, susceptible to be investigated by nuclear medicine diagnostic procedures. Although this topic has been scarcely scrutinized, we have data indicating that somatostatin receptor scintigraphy with111In-DTPA-D-Phe-octreotide or 99mTc-EDDA/HYNIC-TOC may be of clinical utility in the diagnosis of some pituitary adenomas (PA). Only a few studies have evaluated the diagnostic performance of 99mTc-MIBI and 99mTc (V)-DMSA scintigraphy in pituitary disease.

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