MIBG scintiscan

Alternative Names

Adrenal medullary imaging; Meta-iodobenzylguanidine scintiscan

Definition of MIBG scintiscan

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 and neuroblastoma, which are tumors of specific types of nervous tissue.

Review

David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 11/21/2010

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