Radioactive tracers are used in imaging tests that help find
problems inside the body. These tracers give off particles that can be detected
and turned into a picture to help find problems in organs or other
The tracer is usually given through an intravenous (IV) line
placed in a vein. But the tracer also may be given by mouth or by inhaling it into the lungs. The tracer then travels through the body and may collect in a
certain organ or area.
Purpose of This Summary
This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about oral cancer prevention. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer patients. It does not provide formal guidelines or recommendations for making health care decisions.
Reviewers and Updates
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