Ferumoxtran-10. Definition

Medical Definition: Ferumoxtran-10

A substance being studied to improve magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in cancer diagnosis and localization of lymph nodes to which cancer has spread. Ferumoxtran-10 is composed of nanoparticles (lower parts) of iron oxide coated with dextran (a sugar). Is injected into the patient's blood and the particles accumulate in the lymph nodes, liver, spleen or brain tissue where it can be seen with MRI. Ferumoxtran-10 later breaks down and leaves the body in urine.

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