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I123 MIBG scan: How to prepare

I123 MIBG scan: How to prepare
Abstract

This handout explains how to prepare for an I123 MIBG nuclear medicine scan, which is used to check for neuroendocrine tumors (tumors that form in response to a signal from the nervous system), including pheochromocytomas in the adrenal glands. Included are how the scan works, what the patient may feel, and how to get the results.

Author
Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher
University of Washington Medical Center
Date Published (original date)
2009
Revision Date
09/2012
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General Subject
Diagnostic Tests
Patient Care Procedures & Instructions
Specific Subject/Keyword
Nervous System
Adrenal Glands
Radiology
Cancer Detection
Nuclear Medicine
Languages
English
Record ID
3664