MIBG scintiscan

Adrenal medullary imaging; Meta-iodobenzylguanidine scintiscan; Pheochromocytoma - MIBG; Neuroblastoma - MIBG; Carcinoid MIBG

An MIBG scintiscan is a type of imaging test. It uses a radioactive substance (called a tracer). A scanner finds or confirms the presence of pheochromocytoma and neuroblastoma. These are types of tumors that affect nerve tissue.

MBIG injection

During a MBIG scintiscan, the radioisotope MIBG is injected into a vein and then the abdomen is scanned. The scanner detects radiation from the radioisotope, MBIG, in order to locate or confirm pheochromocytoma, an adrenal gland tumor.

How the Test is Performed

How to Prepare for the Test

How the Test will Feel

Why the Test is Performed

Normal Results

What Abnormal Results Mean

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