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MIBG scan

MIBG is a substance that is readily taken up by most neuroblastoma. By coupling MIBG with radioactive iodine, it is possible to make neuroblastoma cells visible. The scan and its preparation takes two days.
On the first day, your child will receive a small amount of radioactive fluid through the line, VIT or an IV. This takes 15 to 30 minutes. Your child will be given medication beforehand to protect the thyroid gland.

On the second day, the scan is done. Your child lies on a movable table and slowly slides through the circular opening of the CT machine. Each time the table slides a little, a series of pictures are taken. It is important that your child lies very still. We can help with this by using a vacuum mattress. If necessary, the examination can be done under anesthesia.

If you have any questions, you can always ask.