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.
- 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 using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym: technetium 99m sestamibi
technetium Tc 99m sestamibi
US brand name: Cardiolite
Abbreviation: Tc-99m MIBI