For Patients

What is MIBG?

MIBG is a special medicine that looks just like water, but unlike other medicines you’ve taken, it contains radiation. Radiation is a medicine that you can get two different ways: one way is through a machine that delivers it to the outside of your body. Another way is through a medicine that can go through your central line or IV. Getting MIBG takes about two hours, and you won’t feel anything.

Radiation inside and outside your body

Some of the radiation in this medicine will travel to the sick cells in your body. The rest of it finds a way out of your body, in your sweat, spit, pee and poop. The radiation is helping attack the sick cells in your body and only your body. We do special things to make sure the medicine is only going to you and not the other people around you.