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Octreotide scan

Octreotide scan

Octreotide scan: An octreotide scan is used to visualize changes in neuroendocrine tumors; radiolabeled somatostatin analog, octreotide, is administered intravenously and attaches to neuroendocrine tumor cells expressing the cell surface receptor for somatostatin; a specialized camera, called a scintillation camera, is used to localize the radioactivity.

Octreotide scan: Other Names

Other names for Octreotide scan include:

  • Carcinoid nuclear scan
  • Neuroendocrine nuclear scan

Diseases Associated with Octreotide scan

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