18F-EF5

A substance that is being studied in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to detect tumor hypoxia (a low level of oxygen in the tumor).This may help predict how the tumor will respond to treatment. It belongs to the family of drugs called radiopharmaceuticals. Also called fluorine F 18 EF5.

English dictionary of cancer terms . 2015.

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  • 18F-EF5 — (also called fluorine F 18 EF5) is being studied for it s possibility to be used in positron emission tomography (PET) to detect low levels of oxygen in brain tumors. This can help show how a tumor will respond to treatment. 18F EF5 is part of… …   Wikipedia

  • fluorine F 18 EF5 — A substance being studied in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to detect tumor hypoxia (a low level of oxygen in the tumor). This may help predict how the tumor will respond to treatment. It is a type of radiopharmaceutical. Also called… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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