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Ioflupane I-123 (Datscan)

Also known as Methyl 8-(3-Fluoropropyl)-3.Beta.-(P-Iodo-(Sup123)I-Phenyl)-1.Alpha.H,5.Alpha.H-Nortropane-2.Beta.-Carboxylate, Datscan, and V-09Ab03

Ioflupane (123I) is the International Nonproprietary Name of a phenyltropane compound which is a neuro-imaging radiopharmaceutical drug, used by nuclear medicine physicians for the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and the differential diagnosis of Parkinson's disease over other disorders presenting similar symptoms. It is injected into a patient and viewed with a gamma camera in order to acquire SPECT images of the brain with particular respect to the striatum, a subcortical region of the basal ganglia. The drug is sold under the tradename DaTSCAN and is manufactured by GE Healthcare, formerly Amersham plc. It is not marketed outside of Europe and the United States.

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What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed ioflupane i-123 to treat rabies, blastomycosis, west nile virus, and pick disease.

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