MIBG SCAN

MIBG SCAN

Nuclear Medicine
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Why is MIBG SCAN done ?

MIBG Scan helps to locate and diagnose certain kind of tumors; pheochromocytoma (a tumor of the adrenal gland) and neuroblastoma(a tumor that starts in immature nerve cells). MIBG scans are helpful for locating both bone and soft tissue tumors.

Why is MIBG SCAN ?

An MIBG Scan is a nuclear medicine scan which involves an injection of a liquid radioactive material called iodine-123-meta-iodobenzylguanidine – MIBG for short. The radioactive material is injected into a vein on the front of your arm at the level of your elbow or in the back of your hand.