iobenguane I 123

Definition / meaning of iobenguane I 123

A substance used to detect certain types of tumors, including pheochromocytomas and neuroblastomas. It contains a substance called iobenguane linked to a radioactive substance called iodine I 123. The tumor cells take up the iobenguane I 123, and a machine is used to detect where the cancer cells are in the body. It is a type of radioimaging agent. Also called AdreView.

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