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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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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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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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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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Can there be any side effects of radionuclide scan of iliac bone?

Can there be any side effects of radionuclide scan of iliac bone?

Not usually: Sounds like bone scan. Injection of isotope tc99m mdp and visualization of skeleton looking for areas of abnormal uptake. Side effects include some bleeding from injection site. Isotope usually does not cause any allergic reaction. ...Read more