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fludeoxyglucose F 18
A positron-emitting radiopharmaceutical containing radioactive 2-deoxy-2-[18F] fluoro-D-glucose. With similar cell uptake as glucose (high in tumor cells), fludeoxyglucose F 18 is not dephosphorylated and further metabolized. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
|Synonyms:||Fluorine-18 2-Fluoro-2-deoxy-D-Glucose |
fluorodeoxyglucose F 18
|Chemical structures:||2-F18-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose |