11C-choline

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  • A radioactive substance being studied in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to find certain types of cancer.
  • 11C-choline gets taken up by cells in the body and more of it is taken up by cancer cells than by normal cells.
  • A PET scanner is used to find which cells in the body have taken up 11C-choline.
  • Also called carbon C 11-choline.
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