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A radio-fluorine derivative used to trace metabolic activity or detect malignant tissue; commonly used as the agent in positron emission tomography (PET).


, 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
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After obtaining a negative CT, Fluorine-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (F-18 FDG PET/CT) and Technetium-99m ethyl cysteinate dimer single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (Tc-99m ECD SPECT/CT) scan were performed.
Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography for interim response assessment of advanced-stage Hodgkin's lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: a systematic review.
Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) with fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18 FDG) is well established as a valuable tool in the staging and restaging of Hodgkin's and certain non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, including the assessment of response to treatment.
Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET scan if no evidence of distant metastatic disease on CT.
NEW ORLEANS -- Refinements to fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose PET imaging are improving the technique's utility in the diagnosis and management of cancer.
The current standard in cancer molecular imaging is fluorine-18 FluoroDeoxyGlucose (18F-FDG) imaged using a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) camera, which are rare.
NEW ORLEANS--Refinements to fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose PET imaging are improving the technique's utility in diagnosis and management of cancer.
The study, published in the December 2003 issue of the journal Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment (TCRT), is entitled, "DYNAMIC INFRARED IMAGE OF NEWLY DIAGNOSED MALIGNANT LYMPHOMA COMPARED WITH GALLIUM-67 AND FLUORINE-18 FLUORODEOXYGLUCOSE (FDG) POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY (PET).