MIBG

Dr Derek Smith and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

MIBG scan is a scintigraphic study that uses metaiodobenzylguanidine labeled to iodine-123 or iodine-131. It is indicated in the investigation of phaeochromocytoma.

MIBG is positive in:

Some mild uptake can be physiologic in 4:

  • liver
  • salivary glands
  • urinary bladder 
  • heart
  • gastrointestinal tract
  • adrenal glands
  • brown fat 
Physics and imaging technology: nuclear medicine
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rID: 9024
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Metaiodobenzylguanidine scan
  • Metaiodobenzylguanidine imaing

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