fluorodeoxyglucose

(redirected from F-2-deoxyglucose)

fluo·ro·de·ox·y·glu·cose

(flū-rō'dē-oks'ē-glū'-kōs),
A radio-fluorine derivative used to trace metabolic activity or detect malignant tissue; commonly used as the agent in positron emission tomography (PET).

fluorodeoxyglucose

, fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (floo?(o-)ro-de-ok?se-gloo'kos?) (floor'en?de-ok?se-gloo'kos?, floo'o-ren?de-ok?se-gloo'kos?),

FDG; fluorine-18 FDG.

A fluorinated radiographically visible glucose molecule that serves as a contrast agent. Synonym: fludeoxyglucose