F-18 FES. Definition

Medical Definition: F-18 FES

A radiolabeled substance being studied as an imaging breast cancer. F-18 FES binds to estrogen receptors and emits radiation which can be detected by a PET scan. The PET scan creates an image that shows the location of the body where the cancer cells with estrogen receptors. A type of element used in imaging. Also called F-18 16 alpha-fluoroestradiol.

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