positron emission tomography


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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.
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positron emission tomography

n
(Medicine) a technique for assessing brain activity and function by recording the emission of positrons from radioactively labelled substances, such as glucose or dopamine
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pos′itron emis`sion tomog`raphy


n.
the process of producing a PET scan. Compare PET scanner.
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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
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Translations
pozitronová emisní tomografie
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