VIP receptor scan

A radioisotope-based diagnostic modality based on the finding that certain tumours—gastrointestinal adenocarcinomas and endocrine tumours—have high-affinity VIP receptors; after an IV bolus injection of radiolabelled—123I—VIP, its distribution is evaluated using a gamma camera for planar acquisitions
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VIP receptor scan

Imaging A radioisotope-based diagnostic modality based on the finding that certain tumors–GI adenoCAs and endocrine tumors have high-affinity VIP receptors; after an IV bolus injection of radiolabeled–123I VIP, its distribution is evaluated using a gamma camera.
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