This page explains about long-term follow-up (LTFU) after your child has been treated for a haematology or oncology condition at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). It explains about the need for follow-up and what will happen at clinic appointments.
An MIBG scan is used to look for uncontrolled or abnormal cell growth in the body. It works by injecting a substance called an isotope into your child’s veins. The MIBG scan is named after the chemical ‘iodine-131-metaiodobenzylguanidine’ or MIBG for short, to which the isotope is attached.
Even though your baby feels quite light now, as they grow older and bigger, they will get heavier. You need to protect your back now so that you have developed good moving and lifting habits as they grow heavier. This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains how to move and lift your baby safely in everyday situations.
An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan uses a magnetic field rather than x-rays to take pictures of your child’s body. The MRI scanner is a hollow machine with a tube running horizontally through its middle.