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Are there risks with a 131-i-mibg scan?

Are there risks with a 131-i-mibg scan?

Tumor evaluation: Mibg scintigraphy images tumours of neuroendocrine origin, particularly of neuro-ectodermal (pheochromocytomas, paragangliomas and neuroblastomas) , although other neuroendocrine tumours (carcinoids, medullary thyroid carcinoma.Can also be visualized. Radiation from i131 mibg is greater than imaging with i123 mibg. Resolution on latter images is considered better. ...Read more

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I have 9mm nodule on my right adrenal gland. I also had a mibg scan done, what to do?

Ask your doctor: Disposition depends on clinical symptoms and results of tests. Mibg scan shows functioning tumors such as pheochromocytoma .Symptoms of pheo include headache, sweating, palpitations, elevated blood pressure, anxiety.Nodule usually needs characterization by mri. Adrenocortical carcinoma can produce hormones with virilization and feminization.Some asymptomatic nodules followed such as benign adenoma. ...Read more

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Is i-131 mibg approved by fda for neuroblastoma?

Is i-131 mibg approved by fda for  neuroblastoma?

No.: It seems to have proven efficacy. Fda approval is difficult to obtain, and is not necessary for access to this treatment. There will likely be more progress toward fda approval when there is more consistency in the timing, dosing and other treatments. But this treatment is readily available in several large pediatric centers, regardless of the lack of fda approval. ...Read more

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7yrboy with stage 4 NB that did not respond to frontline tx. Currently receiving Mibg therapy . Prognosis ? Friend's son.

7yrboy with stage 4 NB that did not respond to frontline tx.  Currently receiving Mibg therapy .  Prognosis ?  Friend's son.

High risk: Any child who is Stage 4 and older than 18 months is high risk. 5-year survival rate in children in the high-risk group is around 40% to 50%. I131 MIBG 5 year event free survival of stage IV patients was 48.2% and overall survival was 69%. ...Read more

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What is staging scans and plan for sx?

What is staging scans and plan for sx?

Staging and planning: Staging scans are typically done in setting of newly diagnosed cancer to determine the stage (1–4) of the cancer. The more advanced the stage the lower the long-term survival. Planning scans are typically done by surgeons prior to an operation in order to determine anatomical layout and to plan the approach of the surgery. ...Read more

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Is there pain involved in a hiada scan?

Is there pain involved in a hiada scan?

Possible with CCK: The hida scan itself should be pain free aside from the intravenous injection. If the scan was ordered with cck (cholecystokinin), a medication that stimulates the gallbladder to contract, then it is possible that gallbladder symptoms, if present, could be duplicated. ...Read more

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What is a hida scan?

What is a hida scan?

HIDA scan: Is a nuclear medicine test that evaluates the gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver. Pictures are taken after a special dye is injected into a vein. The patient may be given a fatty meal. ...Read more

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What is an ivp scan?

What is an ivp scan?

X ray with iv dye: X rays of kidneys and renal tract before and injecting intravenous dye. ...Read more

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What is a pipida scan?

What is a pipida scan?

Gall bladder test: Patient injected intravenously with tc99m pipida or hida (radiotracer)The liver extracts the material from blood stream and excretes it into bile ducts, gall bladder, and bowel.(30-60 min imaging) usually when gall bladder is full,patient is injected IV with cck(hormone to contract gb) may experience some nausea and pain.Calculate % of gb emptying (60 min.Imaging) normal usually > 35% in adults ...Read more