adrenal scan

adrenal scan

A scan of the adrenal glands with a gamma camera, after IV injection of a radioactive tracer (e.g., 123Iodine-MIBG (metaiodobenzylguanidine)), which is primarily used to detect phaeochromocytomas, in particular, extraadrenal phaeochromocytomas.
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