fluorine-18


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fluorine-18

A radioactive isotope of the element fluorine with a short half-life. Fluorine-18 is used as a tracer.
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Oxygen-18 is used as precursor for medical radioisotope Fluorine-18 production, which is used in PET (positron emission tomography).
Oxygen-18 in the water or gaseous form serves as a source for short-lived positron-emitting isotope fluorine-18, which allows tracking the processes of cerebral blood flow, glucose metabolism in the central nervous and cardiovascular systems, evaluating the impact of drugs on neuroreceptors.
Testicular fluorine-18 fludeoxyglucose uptake on positron emission tomography CT in patients with lymphoma: clinical significance and management impact.
MFBG, labeled with the isotope Fluorine-18, can be used in conjunction with Positron Emission Tomography for the assessment of neuronal integrity.
Fluorine-18 fluorode-oxyglucose positron emission tomography in the management of solitary pulmonary nodule: A review.
NAV4694 is a Fluorine-18 labeled precision radiopharmaceutical candidate intended for use in positron emission tomography imaging and evaluation of patients with signs or symptoms of cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer's disease (AD).
Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (18F-FDG PET-CT) scan performed for systemic screening demonstrated a dense hypermetabolic activity located in the right thyroid lobe, suggesting a malignancy [Figure 2].
Lantheus Holdings announced "positive" new data from a Phase 2 study of LMI 1195, a fluorine-18 labeled tracer for use in cardiac positron emission tomography to assess myocardial presynaptic sympathetic nerve function.
Fluorine-18 ([.sup.18]F) fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is an imaging modality used to obtain anatomic and metabolic data on cancer cells in numerous malignancies (2,3).
Most of the new products that are expected to reach the market by 2024-2026 will be labelled with Fluorine-18, Gallium-68 or Technetium-99m for the radiodiagnostics and with Lutetium-177 and Iodine-131 for the radiotherapeutic products.
Fluorine-18 is a frequently used radionuclide for PET imaging, and its nonradioactive isotope fluorine-19 ([sup.19]F) is very useful in MRI applications.