What is the role of NP-59 nuclear imaging in the workup of small cell lung cancer (SCLC)?

Updated: Sep 12, 2019
  • Author: Abid Irshad, MD; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Iodine-131 6-beta-iodomethyl-19-norcholesterol (NP-59) nuclear imaging is sometimes used to differentiate adrenal metastasis from adrenal adenomas (which take up the agent).


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