scintigraphy has an excellent sensitivity and specificity in localizing pheochromocytomas.
has a high sensitivity and specificity in detecting phaeochromocytomas (Fig.
imaging is reserved for situations where the tumours are thought to be of enterochromaffin origin.
The postoperative urinary metanephrines and MIBG
scan were normal.
The patient was discharged 7 days after the operation and a follow-up examination after 24 months, including whole-body CT and MIBG
(iodine-131-meta-iodobenzylguanidine), showed no evidence of recurrence or metastatic finding.
Back in September the Daily Post revealed that CT scans and MIBG
scans overseas showed his main stomach tumour had calcified - meaning it has died in the centre.
Azedra is a targeted radiotherapeutic comprised of the known I-131 MIBG
molecule radiolabeled using Molecular Insight's proprietary Ultratrace technology, which removes unnecessary nonradioactive molecules, or cold contaminants, to maximize therapeutic potential.
(iodine-131-meta-iodobenzylguanidine) nuclear medicine scan demonstrated two large foci of tracer uptake, one on either side of the abdominal midline, highly suggestive of phaeochromocytomas.
CT scan will show a hypervascular lesion, MRI will show a lesion with high intensity on T2 weighted imaging, and 123I MIBG
will usually show intense uptake.
- Meta-Iodo-Benzyl-Gunaidine - therapy uses a capsule to direct radioactive particles into a tumour to shrink or even kill it without damaging the surrounding tissue.
Results from pilot studies show that MIBG
imaging can give new insights into both primary and secondary cardioneuropathies, said Mark I.
He endured countless rounds of chemotherapy, operations and gruelling MIBG
therapy, which left him so radioactive his family couldn't even cuddle him.