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]
(medicine)
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:
Imagin Molecular Corporation (OTCBB:IMGM) (the "Company") announced today that the Company's wholly owned subsidiary Imagin Nuclear Partners Corporation has purchased a Positron Emission Tomography Camera from Positron Corporation for its initial joint venture at a New York City medical center.
Joseph Oliverio, CEO of Imagin Molecular Corporation, states, "I am excited to duplicate the proven model of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center which demonstrated the ability of Positron Emission Tomography to provide the necessary competitive advantage solution of detecting and guiding the management of coronary disease differently than equal and larger sized hospital competition.
Imagin Molecular Corporation is the parent company of a number of subsidiary companies which is dedicated to business opportunities in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) manufacturing and the diagnosis of cancer, heart disease and neurological diseases.

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