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A procedure used to find neuroendocrine tumors, such as neuroblastomas and pheochromocytomas. A small amount of a substance called radioactive MIBG is injected into a vein and travels through the bloodstream. Neuroendocrine tumor cells take up the radioactive MIBG and are detected by a scanner. Also called iobenguane scan and metaiodobenzylguanidine scan.
Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms2012-11-01