Renal SPET with MIBI
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.