NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,031 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- C-11 choline
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- A radioactive substance being studied in PET imaging to detect certain types of cancer. C-11 choline gets taken up by cells in the body and more of it is taken up by tumor cells than by normal cells. A PET scanner is used to detect which cells in the body have taken up C-11 choline. It is a type of radioimaging agent.