positron emission


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positron emission

[′päz·ə‚trän i‚mish·ən]
(nuclear physics)
A β-decay process in which a nucleus ejects a positron and a neutrino.
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Incidental findings on positron emission tomography/CT scans performed in the investigation of lung cancer.
Unsuspected skeletal sarcoidosis mimicking metastatic disease on FDG positron emission tomography and bone scintigraphy.
Positron emission tomography (PET) is an imaging test that uses a special type of scanner in conjunction with a radiolabeled tracer (a molecular imaging agent) to visually examine biochemical processes in the body.
Conclusion: Interim positron emission tomography/computed tomography had high sensitivity and negative predictive value for relapse in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
Positron emission tomography is the diagnostic medical procedure of producing a positron emission tomography scan to examine metabolic activity of the tissues particularly the brain tissue, using a radioactive isotope administered intravenously.
Patz Jr., "Prognostic value of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography imaging in patients with advanced-stage non-small-cell lung carcinoma," Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol.
2Deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose-positron emission tomography and positron emission tomography/computed tomography diagnosis of patients with recurrent papillary thyroid cancer.
PEPT is an acronym for positron emission particle tracking which, in simple terms (more complete explanation at www.peptflow.com>About PEPTFlow>Positron Emission Particle Tracking) involves tracking a radio active particle in three dimensions as it passes through the extruder.
Officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will evaluate whether to cover positron emission tomography more broadly for the staging of cervical cancer outside of clinical studies, the Gray Sheet reported.
We investigated whether preoperative [18F]fluorocholine combined in-line positron emission tomographycomputerized tomography and intraoperative laparoscopic radioisotope guided sentinel pelvic lymph node dissection can detect pelvic lymph node metastases in patients with clinically localized prostate cancer as reliably as extended pelvic lymph node dissection.
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Scientists from the Northern Institute for Cancer Research and the Campus of Ageing and Vitality at Newcastle University will soon begin working with the Positron Emission Tomography scanner, known as the PET scanner.

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