NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,198 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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11C-choline
(… KOH-leen)
A radioactive substance being studied in PET imaging to detect certain types of cancer. 11C-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 11C-choline. 11C-choline is a type of radioimaging agent. Also called carbon C 11-choline.