Texas Children’s Hospital Opens MIBG Suite
Texas Children’s Hospital recently opened a new I-131 metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) suite in Houston to treat children with high-risk neuroblastoma, according to a press release.
The suite, which includes thick lead protection specified by the hospital’s physicist to provide radiation shielding, was designed by Dewberry.
The facility has three rooms: a lead-lined patient room, an adjoining room with a lead-lined viewing window where family members can spend the night, and an entry area where clinicians can consult and observe the patient.
Texas Children’s Hospital's MIBG Suite is designed with radiation shielding elements including lead-lined floors, walls, and ceilings with 3/8-inch lead bricks; lead-lined steel doors; and the viewing window with five-inch thick lead glass.