Description and Brand Names

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Descriptions


Fluorodopa F 18 injection is used in adults to help diagnose Parkinsonian syndromes and other cognitive (mental) problems. It is used in a procedure called positron emission tomography (PET) scan to help your doctor see an image of your brain.

Fluorodopa F 18 is a radiopharmaceutical. Radiopharmaceuticals are radioactive agents, which may be used to find and treat certain diseases or to study the function of the body's organs.

This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of a doctor with specialized training in nuclear medicine.