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A commonly used name for iobenguane is meta-iodobenzylguanidine or mIBG.
Radioiodinated iobenguane ( eye-oh-BEN-gwane) is a radiopharmaceutical ray-dee-oh-far-ma-SOO-ti-kal. Radiopharmaceuticals are radioactive agents, which may be used to find and treat certain diseases or to study the function of the body's organs.
Radioiodinated iobenguane is used to treat certain kinds of cancer of the adrenal glands.
When very small doses of radioiodinated iobenguane are given, the radioactivity taken up by the adrenal gland helps find tumors of the adrenal glands. An image of the gland on film or on a computer screen can be provided to help with the diagnosis.
(The information that follows applies only to the use of radioiodinated iobenguane in treating cancer of the adrenal gland).
Radioiodinated iobenguane is to be given …