Complementary roles of CT and 131I-MIBG scintigraphy in diagnosing pheochromocytoma.

  title={Complementary roles of CT and 131I-MIBG scintigraphy in diagnosing pheochromocytoma.},
  author={Isaac R. Francis and Gary M. Glazer and Brahm Shapiro and James Sisson and Barry H. Gross},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={141 4},
Recently 131I-MIBG (metaiodobenzylguanidine), an adrenergic tissue-localizing radiopharmaceutical, has been used for diagnosis of pheochromocytoma. In a retrospective study of 32 patients with pathologically proved primary, metastatic, or recurrent pheochromocytoma, the roles of 131I-MIBG scintigraphy and computed tomography (CT) in pheochromocytoma detection were compared. The two methods were equally accurate in the identification of primary and recurrent pheochromocytoma. 131I-MIBG scanning… CONTINUE READING