emission tomography

emission tomography

[i′mish·ən tō′mäg·rə·fē]
(medicine)
A technique which uses the emission of gamma-ray photons from radioactive tracers to construct images of the distribution of the tracers in the human body.
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Summary: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a medical diagnostic technique that is used to examine metabolic activity of the tissue inside the body using a radiotracer that is administered intravenously.
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Objective: To assess the role of interim [18F]-Fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography scan/computed tomography scan in the management of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in terms of progression-free survival and overall survival prediction.
Positron emission tomography is a computed tomography medical procedure in which a computer-generated image of tissues is produced through the detection of gamma rays due to the decay of radionuclides and subsequent release of positrons.
IBA Molecular is in the manufacturing and distribution of radiopharmaceutical products that are used in Positron Emission Tomography and Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography diagnostic and therapeutic molecular imaging procedures.
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