[18F]FDG

[18F]Fludeoxyglucose is the most common radiotracer used in clinical PET imaging. [18F]FDG PET is mostly and very successfully used for the diagnosis, staging and follow-up of diverse types of cancer. Uptake of [18F]FDG is an important indicator in evaluating the tumor response to therapy [1][2][3]. [18F]FDG PET is also used in the evaluation of cardiac perfusion.

  • Packaging: 15 mL multi-dose colourless glass vial – type I.
  • Availability: Monday to Friday (Saturday on special request).
  • Calibration: 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. CET (Wednesdays also 5:00 p.m.), same day.
decay table Physical half-life for 18F FDG

Fact Sheet: Fludeoxyglucose [18F]Download


Product specification

Name Fludeoxyglucose [18F]IBA, 185 MBq/mL solution for injection
Pharmaceutical form Solution for injection
Activity concentration 185 MBq/mL at time and date of calibration
Radiochemical purity > 95%
pH and composition 4.5 – 8.5 / Fludeoxyglucose [18F], sodium chloride and water for injections
Storage Store in the original package. After first use, store in a refrigerator (2-8°C)
Expiry 12 hours from the time of production
Isotopes Fluorine-18

Where to buy
Order FDG from our distribution partner Curiumpharma
Info request about Curiumpharma products can be directly sent to Radiopharmaceuticals.Netherlands@curiumpharma.com.

Notes [1] Jensen MM, Erichsen KD, Björkling F, Madsen J, Jensen PB, Hojgaard L, Sehested M and Kjaer A (2010). Early detection of response to experimental chemotherapeutic Top216 with [18F]FLT and [18F]FDG PET in human ovary cancer xenografts in mice. PLoS ONE 5 (9): e 12965. PMID: 20885974.

[2] Schlyer DJ (2004). PET tracers and radiochemistry. Ann Acad Med Singapore 33: 146-154. PMID: 15098627.

[3] Czernin J (2002). Clinical applications of FDG-PET in oncology. Acta Med Aust 29 (5): 162-170. PMID: 12506767.

Further reading suggestions

  • Boellaard R et. al.. FDG PET and PET/CT: EANM procedure guidelines for tumour PET imaging: version 1.0. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2010 Jan;37(1):181-200. PMID: 19915839.