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Iobenguane I 123 (I-oh-BEN-gwayne …)
A substance used to detect certain types of tumors, including pheochromocytomas and neuroblastomas. It contains a substance called iobenguane linked to a radioactive substance called iodine I 123. The tumor cells take up the iobenguane I 123, and a machine is used to detect where the cancer cells are in the body. It is a type of radioimaging agent. Also called AdreView.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.