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positron emission tomography

n. Abbr. PET
Tomography in which a computer-generated image of local metabolic and physiological functions in tissues is produced through the detection of gamma rays that are emitted when introduced radionuclides decay and release positrons.

positron emission tomography

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(Medicine) a technique for assessing brain activity and function by recording the emission of positrons from radioactively labelled substances, such as glucose or dopamine

pos′itron emis`sion tomog`raphy


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the process of producing a PET scan. Compare PET scanner.

Positron Emission Tomography

(PET scan) A diagnostic method of examining tissues within the brain using a radioactive isotope injected into the bloodstream
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Noun1.positron emission tomography - using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)
tomography, imaging - (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body
Translations
pozitronová emisní tomografie
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Prior information notice without call for competition: One combination device Positron Emission Tomograph (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRT) in hybrid construction for the Bundeswehr Central Hospital Koblenz and the Bundeswehr Hospital Ulm.
He is a member of the highly respected National Academy of Science, the inventor of an early version of the Positron Emission Tomograph, or PET scan, and a pioneer of the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner, both of which have revolutionized our ability to see into the body and brain.
The subject of a public procurement contract is: provision of equipment - a positron emission tomograph with a computer tomograph, dispenser / injector for automatic distribution of individual doses of radiopharmaceuticals by reference, which are injected to the patients.

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