positron emission tomography

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positron emission tomography:

see PET scanPET scan
or positron emission tomography
, a medical imaging technique that monitors metabolic, or biochemical, activity in the brain and other organs by tracking the movement and concentration of a radioactive tracer injected into the bloodstream.
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positron emission tomography

[′päz·ə‚trän i¦mish·ən tō′mäg·rə·fē]
A technique that uses measurements of the back-to-back emission of gamma rays from the annihilation of positrons emitted by radioactive tracers to map the distribution of these tracers in the human body. Abbreviated PET.
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Based on end use, the global Positron Emission Tomography Scanners market is segmented into the following:
High incidence of thyroid cancer in focal thyroid incidentaloma detected by 18F-fluorodexyglucose positron emission tomography in relatively young healthy subjects: results of 3-year follow-up.
Axumin (fluciclovine F 18) injection is a novel product indicated for use in positron emission tomography imaging to identify suspected sites of prostate cancer recurrence in men.
* Extensive coverage of the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Systems under development
Test performance of positron emission tomography and computed tomography for mediastinal staging in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer: a meta-analysis.
According to the company, the total sum includes an initial payment of USD 500,000, as part of a long term plan to supply crystal arrays for use in new generation Time of Flight positron emission tomography scanners, and pre-clinical scanners for pharmaceutical drug development.
According to the company, Amyvid (Florbetapir F-18 Injection) is indicated for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging of the brain to estimate beta-amyloid neuritic plaque density in adult patients with cognitive impairment who are being evaluated for Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and other causes of cognitive decline.
Tokyo, Japan, Oct 5, 2005 - (JCNN) - Nihon Medi-Physics announced on September 28 that it has begun supplying FDG Scan Injection (fludeoxyglucose F-18), its proprietary radiopharmaceutical for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, to medical institutions on September 16.
To test that idea, the researchers administered positron emission tomography (PET) scans, which measure activity in regions of the brain, to a group of 28 people with acne.
Positron emission tomography with (18) fluorodeoxyglucose provided more accurate information than did structural imaging studies for the management of patients with suspected colorectal cancer metastases, according to Dr.

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