fluorodeoxyglucose(redirected from Fludeoxyglucose f-18)
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