Fluoride ion F-18

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Scientific Name: Fluoride ion F-18
Brand Name: Sodium Fluoride F-18
Company Owner: Not Available
Mechanism Of Action 18F-fluoride is a highly sensitive bone-seeking PET tracer used for detection of skeletal abnormalities. The uptake mechanism of 18F-fluoride has better pharmacokinetic characteristics (compared to other elements) including faster blood clearance and 2-fold higher uptake in bone. Uptake of 18F-fluoride reflects blood flow and bone remodeling.
Description of the Drug: Fluoride ion F-18 is a diagnostic radiopharmaceutical agent used as a bone imaging agent to delineate areas of altered osteogenesis.
Protein Data Bank: Not Available
Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB09398