|Synonyms||Iodocholesterol; 19-Iodocholesterol; Iodocholesterol (131I); 19-Iodocholest-5-en-3β-ol|
|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||510.561 g/mol|
|3D model (JSmol)|
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Iodocholesterol, or 19-iodocholesterol, also as iodocholesterol (131I) (INN), is a derivative of cholesterol with an iodine atom in the C19 position and a radiopharmaceutical. When the iodine atom is a radioactive isotope (iodine-125 or iodine-131), it is used as an adrenal cortex radiocontrast agent in the diagnosis of patients suspected of having Cushing's syndrome, hyperaldosteronism, pheochromocytoma, and adrenal remnants following total adrenalectomy.
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