Adrenal Gland Scan
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Adrenal scintiscan, adrenal scintigraphy, metaiodobenzylguanidine or MIBG scan.
To assist in the diagnosis of adrenal gland tumors (adrenocortical cancer, adenomas, neuroblastomas, and pheochromocytomas).
There are no food, fluid, or activity restrictions unless by medical direction. A number of medications may interfere with MIBG radionuclide uptake, most commonly ACE inhibitors, amiodarone, antihypertensives (reserpine, guanethidine, labetalol), calcium channel blockers, decongestants (ephedrine, phenylephrine, phenylproanolamine, pseudoephedrine), opioids, sympathomimetics (amphetamines, cocaine, epinephrine, methamphetamine, norepinephrine), and tricyclic antidepressants. These medications may be ordered to be withheld by medical direction prior to the scan. No procedures using barium contrast medium should be scheduled before this procedure. Protocols may vary among facilities.
- No evidence of tumors
- Normal bilateral uptake of radionuclide and secretory function of adrenal cortex.
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Adrenal Gland Scan." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425186/all/Adrenal_Gland_Scan.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Adrenal Gland Scan. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425186/all/Adrenal_Gland_Scan. Accessed October 23, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Adrenal Gland Scan. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425186/all/Adrenal_Gland_Scan
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Adrenal Gland Scan [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 23]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425186/all/Adrenal_Gland_Scan.
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