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Ethiodized Oil
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Definition of Ethiodized Oil
A synthetic iodine addition product of the ethyl ester of the fatty acids of poppy seed oil. Ethiodized oil contains 37% organically bound iodine and is used as a diagnostic radiopaque medium or, labeled with I-131, as an antineoplastic agent. Selectively retained in tumor vessels for long periods, ethiodized oil is used for imaging organs such as liver, lung, stomach, and thyroid. labeled with I-131 or other beta emitters (Y-90 or P-32), ethiodol can deliver a high internal radiation dose to certain tumors with minimal effect on healthy tissues.

Ethiodized Oil is from the group

Contrast Agent

Other Names for Ethiodized Oil

Ethiodized Oil
Ethiodol
Iodized Oil
Lipiodol

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