NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,036 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- fluorine F 18 sodium fluoride PET
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- A procedure used to find out if cancer has spread to the bone. A small amount of a radioactive substance called fluorine F 18 sodium fluoride is injected into a vein. A PET scan is then used to make detailed pictures of the bones. Bones with cancer in them take up more fluorine F18 sodium fluoride than normal bones do. Also called F 18 sodium fluoride positron emission tomography and F-18 NaF PET.