Adrenal scintigraphy with 131-I-adosterol

Nuklearmedizin. 1976 Dec;15(6):297-9.


A new adrenal scanning agent, Adosterol (131I-6beta-iodomethyl-19-norcholest-5(10)-en-3beta-ol) has been evaluated in three female patients with hypercorticism. In one case, characterised by recurrent adrenocortical hyperactivity after bilateral adrenalectomy, a remnant of adrenal tissue was detected. In two other cases, the presence of an adrenal tumour could be excluded. The scan made on the 6th day after the administration of Adosterol was found to be superior in quality to that made on the 13th day.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Adrenocortical Hyperfunction / diagnosis
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Iodine Radioisotopes*
  • Isotope Labeling
  • Radionuclide Imaging*


  • Iodine Radioisotopes