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PET scanner

a tomographic imaging device that yields visual information about the ongoing activity of the brain: positron-emitting isotopes, incorporated into biologically important compounds, are injected intravenously or administered by inhalation, and the resultant gamma radiation is sensed by detectors and converted into computer-generated images of blood flow, oxygen utilization, glucose uptake, etc. Unabridged
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PET scanner in Medicine

PET scanner n.
A device that produces cross-sectional x-rays of metabolic processes by means of positron emission tomography.

PET scanning n.
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