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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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Fluorodeoxyglucose f18: single-dose 500 mbq or multidose (all available activities).
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25 November 2010 - German medical equipment supplier Eckert & Ziegler AG (ETR: EUZ) said on Tuesday that through its subsidiary Eckert & Ziegler f-con Deutschland GmbH, it has inked an exclusive sales agreement with Karlsruhe-based ZAG Zyklotron AG for the regular delivery of Fluorodeoxyglucose (18F) (FDG).
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