Nuclear imaging

We can use nuclear medicine imaging such as octeroscan or Gallium-68 PET scans to help identify neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). 

NETs often express special receptors on the surface of the cell, called somatostatin receptors.

In a nuclear medicine scan, we inject you with a small amount of a radioactive labelled tracer or isotope which will bind to these receptors, and highlight the tumour.