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NCI Drug Dictionary


Tc 99m sestamibi 
Sestamibi is a large synthetic molecule of the isonitrile family, which can be labeled with Tc99m. It passes through cells membranes passively, collecting in cells with large numbers of mitochondria. It is often used for imaging of the thyroid and parathyroid. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:technetium 99m sestamibi
technetium Tc 99m sestamibi
US brand names:Cardiolite
Abbreviation:Tc-99m MIBI