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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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.
Supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of a positron emission tomography and a gamma camera for nuclear medicine department of Vendee CHD, website of La Roche-sur-Yon.
at hearings to consider making the positron emission tomography scanner he helped invent more accessible under federal Medicare coverage, and his UCLA peer said the recent award adds weight.
PET was created to allow scientists and physicians from different disciplines to come together to develop ways to study the biology of disease as it takes place in the ultimate laboratory - the human body,'' said Phelps, 59, who invented the positron emission tomography scan.

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