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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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Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning is now covered under the publicly insured healthcare services which is one of the significant driving factors for the growth of the global positron emission tomography scanners market though the high costs of positron emission tomography could potentially restrict market growth particularly in the price sensitive developing countries.
Phelps and his colleagues created the positron emission tomography scanner in 1974, two years before he came to the University of California, Los Angeles, where he now heads up various programs, officials said.
They want the government to announce a national framework for Positron Emission Tomography scanners, which can make a difference in at least one in four lung cancer cases.
15 December 2011 - Positron Corporation (OTCBB:POSC), a US-based molecular imaging company focused on nuclear cardiology, said that Health Canada gave on 12 December 2011 its approval for the sale of the company's Positron Emission Tomography Scanners Attrius & Attrius L in Canada.

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