For Patients

Radiation Safety

There will be medicine leaving your body for a few days after you get MIBG. While that’s happening, you will be in the hospital. Your caregiver will take care of you most of the time. Your nurse will check your heart rate, blood pressure and temperature throughout the day, give you IV medications on your pump, and check your ID band every time your caregiver gives you medicine to take.

MIBG safety rules:

  1. You will need to stay in your bed at all times.
  2. You will need to wear a gown and gloves during the MIBG administration.
  3. Limit the number of things that you bring into your hospital room.


Your caregiver

Your caregivers will do special things to be sure that all the medicine goes to your body and not their bodies.

  1. They’ll wear clothing that keeps the medicine off of their skin—booties go over their shoes, a gown covers their clothes and body, and gloves protect their hands.
  2. They’ll stay behind the special shields around your bed. They will be able to see and hear you, and you will be able to see and hear them.