Renal SPET with MIBI

What is it?

Renal MIBI SPECT is a diagostic method that involves the injection into a vein of a tracer, which is a weakly radioactive substance (MIBI), and the subsequent assessment of its distribution within the patient's body using a device ("gamma camera") consisting of a bed and a set of radiation detectors, similar to two large plates, which rotate around the patient lying on the bed without physical contact. It is neither a painful examination, apart from the simple injection into a vein, nor risky.

When is this exam indicated?

Renal SPECT with MIBI is referred to detect the most aggressive varieties of renal cancer by taking advantage of the MIBI characteristics.

  • Suspected clear cell neoplasm

How is it performed?

Fasting for at least 6-8 hours, including liquids. It is necessary to bring the previously performed CT or MRI images. The examination lasts about 120 minutes and includes the injection of the tracer into the vein, a waiting period of about 75 minutes and finally the acquisition of images of tracer distribution while the patient remains on the gamma camera bed, for a total of about two hours.


The only relative contraindication is pregnancy.

Where do we treat it?

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