NCI Drug Dictionary

The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

flutemetamol F-18
A radiopharmaceutical containing flutemetamol, a thioflavin derivative of Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) labeled with the radioisotope fluorine F18 that can be used to detect beta-amyloid deposition upon positron emission tomography (PET). After intravenous administration of flutemetamol F 18, the flutemetamol moiety selectively accumulates in and binds to cerebral fibrillar amyloid-beta in the brain. The fluorine F18 radioisotope moiety is detected using PET, which allows imaging and quantification of amyloid-beta density. Amyloid plaque deposition is linked to cognitive decline, including Alzheimer’s disease, and may be linked to chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment (CICI). Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

fluorine F 18 flutemetamol
US brand name:Vizamyl
Chemical structure:2-[3-(18F)fluoro-4-(methylamino)phenyl]-1,3-benzothiazol-6-ol