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 treatment that you can get two different ways. One way is through a machine that delivers radiation to specific sites in the body. Another way is through a medicine that is given through your central line over about two hours, and travels throughout your body in your bloodstream.

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 helps 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.