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PET scan

 (pĕt)
n.
1. A cross-sectional image produced by a PET scanner.
2. The act or process of producing such an image.
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PET′ scan`


n.
1. an examination performed with a PET scanner.
2. an x-ray image obtained by examination with a PET scanner.
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