PET scanner

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PET scanner

A device that produces cross-sectional images of metabolic processes by means of positron emission tomography.

[p(ositron) e(mission) t(omography).]

PET′ scan`ner

a tomographic device that produces computerized cross-sectional images of biochemical activity in the brain or other organ through the use of radioactive tracers.
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Noun1.PET scanner - a tomograph that produces cross-sectional X-rays of metabolic processes in the body
tomograph - X-ray machine in which a computer builds a detailed image of a particular plane through an object from multiple X-ray measurements
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An initiative was launched by the National Cancer Institute in Maharagama (renamed as Apeksha Hospital) in 2016 to seek public assistance for the purchase of a PET scanner.
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At present, the nearest PET scanner to South Wales is in Cheltenham, while some patients have to go to London for a scan.
The comments came as First Minister Carwyn Jones officially launched the nation's first PET scanner, which will be used in the diagnosis and management of cancer.
They were showed round University Hospital's renal unit and saw its PET scanner, the only one in the NHS outside London which is helping to save people's lives in Coventry.
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Unlike standard techniques such as X-rays and MRI scans, which show body structures like bones and tissue, the PET scanner can highlight chemical and physiological changes in body function.
In those areas, all lung cancer patients have to undergo a diagnostic assessment with the use of a PET scanner before further treatment.
This sophisticated unit is the first of its kind in the world, featuring a high-speed CAT scanner with one of the most advanced PET scanner in a mobile system.