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Fluorodeoxyglucose, "currently the 'workhorse' in clinical PET imaging, has a good sensitivity but limited specificity, as several types of benign breast tumors and conditions can be [sup.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran has set up a unit to produce oxygen-18 isotope which is an important precursor for the production of fluorodeoxyglucose used in positron emission tomography, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi announced on Wednesday.
Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is a glucose analog used as a tracer to detect the hypermetabolic activity of tumors.
In addition to the manufacturing and distribution of fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-based PET agents, Cardinal Health recently opened its network to support clinical trials of new and novel PET agents to advance the future of molecular imaging.
Site to Provide Fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18 FDG) for use in Earlier Detection of Disease and Therapy Management
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.
Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography plus computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) allows the early detection of inflammatory breast cancer, particularly the detection of sites of distant metastases.
A new study conducted by the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN(r)) and the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) is now underway to evaluate the ability of positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) with Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG-PET/CT) and MRI with the contrast agent Combidex (ferumoxtran-10) to identify pelvic and abdominal lymph node metastases in patients with locoregionally advanced cervical cancer.