HOW DO DIAGNOSING IMAGING AGENTS WORK?
Diagnosing imaging agents, when injected into the body, bind to the diseased tissues to emit energy. This energy, emitted in the form of X-rays, gamma rays, sound waves, radio waves, and radioactive particles, helps the physician diagnose any abnormalities in the body.
HOW ARE DIAGNOSING IMAGING AGENTS USED?
Diagnosing imaging agents are injected during the imaging process to identify:
WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF DIAGNOSING IMAGING AGENTS?
An injection of diagnosing imaging agents may cause the following side effects:
- Injection site reaction
- Pelvic and abdominal pain
- Increased blood pressure
- Impaired sense of taste
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.
WHAT ARE NAMES OF DIAGNOSING IMAGING AGENTS?
Generic and brand names of diagnosing imaging agents include:
- Air polymer type A
- Copper CU 64 dotatate
- Definity RT
- Drax Exametazime
- ExEm Foam
- Florbetaben F 18
- Florbetapir F 18
- Flortaucipir F 18
- Fluciclovine F 18
- Fluorine F18 DCFPyL (Pending FDA approval)
- Fluorodeoxyphenylalanine 18F-DOPA
- Fluorodopa F18
- Fluoroestradiol F 18
- Flutemetamol F 18
- Gadoterate meglumine
- Gallium Ga 68 dotatate
- Gallium Ga 68 dotatoc
- Gallium Ga 68 PSMA-11
- Iobenguane I 123
- Isosulfan blue
- Pafolacianine (Pending FDA approval)
- Piflufolastat f 18
- Pulmotech MAA
- Technetium Tc 99m albumin aggregated injection
- Technetium Tc 99m exametazime
- Technetium Tc 99m tilmanocept