NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,092 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- 18F-16 alpha-fluoroestradiol
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- A radiolabeled substance being studied as an imaging agent in breast cancer. 18F-16 alpha-fluoroestradiol binds to estrogen receptors and gives off radiation that can be detected by a PET scan. The PET scan forms an image that shows where cancer cells with estrogen receptors can be found in the body. It is a type of radioimaging agent. Also called 18F-FES and fluorine F 18-16 alpha-fluoroestradiol.