MIBG Scan - Preparation Requirements

TOTAL DURATION OF STUDY:

48 hours

SCANNING TIME:

Images at 4, 24 and 48 hours. Approximately 90-120 minutes per image.

PREGNANCY:

Contraindicated

BREAST FEEDING:

Stopped

MEDICATION:

list of medication to be stopped. Kindly have your clinician speak directly with Nuclear Physician for full preparation.

BIOCHEMISTRY:

Rising specific tumour markers, metanephrine levels

DIET:

No caffeine or adrenergic stimulating diet. Eat as usual. Bring a snack for duration of study.

THYROID BLOCKADE:

Due to radiopharmaceutical and free circulating iodine. Patient to be on Lugol’s iodine 1drop/kg up to 20 drops BD max (advised to drink with milk due to bitter taste) Begin 2 days prior to study and up to 3 days after administration.

HYDRATION:

Patient is encouraged to drink water prior and during study