Iodine And Prostate Cancer

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Definition

An MIBG scintiscan is an imaging test that uses a radioactive substance (called a tracer) and a special scanner to find or confirm the presence of pheochromocytoma and neuroblastoma, which are tumors of specific types of nervous tissue.

See also: Nuclear scan


Alternative Names

Adrenal medullary imaging; Meta-iodobenzylguanidine scintiscan


How the test is performed

A radioisotope (MIBG, iodine-131-meta-iodobenzylguanidine) is injected into a vein. This compound...

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