Fluorine-18 FDG

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[edit] Full name

Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose

[edit] Photon energy

511 keV

[edit] Uses and dosages

  • Tumor imaging
    • Dose: 5-10 mCi IV
    • Time of imaging: 1 hour post injection

[edit] Physical half life

110 minutes

[edit] Biological half life

[edit] Normal distribution

[edit] Pharmacokinetics

Phosphorylated to FDG-6-phosphate within cell (no further metabolism, stays in cell)

[edit] Time of imaging

[edit] Excretion


[edit] Target organ

Bladder, brain, heart

[edit] Other

  • Cyclotron-produced
  • Glucose-loading and insulin may promote better uptake