I - 123 MIBG Whole Body

  • Preparation for the scan is required. Please contact our practice
  • These scans only take place on Wednesdays after 11h00 or Thursdays

Used to diagnose:

Phaeochromocytoma Neuroblastoma Olfactory neuroblastoma 1 Carcinoid tumour 4 Paraganglioma Medullary thyroid carcinoma Ganglioneuroma Ganglioneuroblastoma


Adult:

Injection time: 2 - 3 mins
Waiting time before scan: 2 - 4 hours and 24 hours
Scan duration: 35 mins per scan

Child (0 - 4 years old):

Injection time: 30 mins (Drip)
Waiting time before scan: 4 - 6 hours and 24 hours
Scan duration: 35 mins per scan


Phone our practice

How to book

Patients will need to be referred to Nuclear Med by a referring doctor. Patients must select the specific scan/study required by their referring doctor and book an appointment at the most convenient location.

Checklist:

  • Medical aid authorisation (referring doctor to provide patient with specific ICD 10 code for medical aid authorisation)
  • Referring doctor’s name and practice number
  • Newly diagnosed oncology patients may need to register for oncology (referring doctor to facilitate registration)