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Tumor scintigraphy with MIBG

Tumor scintigraphy with MIBG is used in the search for pheochromocytoma as well as in the staging of neuroblastoma. The preparation as well as the procedure is different for adults and children. Please refer to the patient information sheets for details.

Preparation & Precautions

You will be informed by us, which medications should not be taken prior to the examination.

If you believe you are pregnant or if you are breastfeeding, please bring this to our attention upon receipt of this information sheet.

Scintigraphy

At the beginning you will get an injection of the radioactive tracer. The first scan will be acquired 5 hours after the injection, another one 24 h later. Each scan will last approximately 1 hour.

Side effects

No side effects are to be expected. Please inform us if you suffer from any allergies. The radiation dose of the examination is comparable to one to two times the natural yearly radiation dose in Zurich. The examination can also be performed in children.

Responsible doctors

Martin Hüllner, PD Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Deputy Clinic Director, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Radiologist, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Diagnostic Neuroradiologist, Department of Nuclear Medicine

Specialties: Oncological, neurological and musculoskeletal imaging
Tel. +41 44 255 25 80

David Kenkel, PD Dr. med.

Attending Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Radiologist, Department of Nuclear Medicine

Specialties: Oncological imaging (PET, SPECT, CT, MRI)

Cäcilia Mader, Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Radiologist, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Neuroradiologist, Department of Nuclear Medicine

Specialties: Oncological, neurological and musculoskeletal hybrid imaging
Tel. +41 43 253 88 02

Alexander Maurer, Dr. med.

Attending Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Radiologist, Department of Nuclear Medicine

Specialties: Oncologic imaging, Hybrid imaging of prostate cancer
Tel. +41 43 253 88 09

Michael Messerli, PD Dr. med.

Attending Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine
Radiologist, Department of Nuclear Medicine

Specialties: Hybrid imaging of oncological diseases (PET, SPECT, CT, MRI)
Tel. +41 43 253 88 03

For patients

As a patient, you cannot register directly for a consultation. Please have your family doctor, specialist refer you. If you have any questions, please use our contact form.

Tel. +41 44 255 35 55

For referring physicians

Simply assign your patient via registration form.

Tel. +41 44 255 35 55

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