Fludeoxyglucose F 18
(sup 18)FDG; 18FDG; 2-(Fluoro-18F)-2-deoxy-alpha-glucopyranose; 2-Deoxy-2-fluoro-(sup 18)F-alpha-D-glucopyranose; F-18 FDG; Fludeoxyglucose (18F); Fludeoxyglucose F18; Fludeoxyglucose F-18; alpha-D-Glucopyranose, 2-deoxy-2-(fluoro-(sup 18)F)-; alpha-D-Glucopyranose, 2-deoxy-2-(fluoro-18F)-; [ChemIDplus]
A radioactive imaging agent used to evaluate glucose metabolism by PET; [Merck Index]
"The compound is given by intravenous injection to do POSITRON-EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY for the assessment of cerebral and myocardial glucose metabolism in various physiological or pathological states including stroke and myocardial ischemia. It is also employed for the detection of malignant tumors including those of the brain, liver, and thyroid gland. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1162)" [ChemIDplus]
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