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PET scanner

n.
A device that produces cross-sectional images of metabolic processes by means of positron emission tomography.
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Positron said that the Attrius PET scanner will enable the cardiology company to expand its services to include cardiac PET imaging.
Without PET scanners in Kenya, the automatic option is to travel abroad, with India being the favoured destination.
Unlike traditional PET scanners, which provide a narrow view of tissue, EXPLORER can produce a broader image, but at a much higher resolution.
Chen, "Initial performance evaluation of a modular, large-area detector PET scanner for small animal imaging," in Proceedings of the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, vol.
In 1999, it appeared the first prototype of hybrid imaging PET-CT, built by combining PET scanners PET with CT, that obtained images of functional (PET) along with morphological information (CT) within the same image (Fig.
The limited knowledge of PET on the part of many referring physicians is a growing concern, and is a commonly cited factor contributing to the underutilisation of existing PET scanners in some departments.
The new brain-mapping method combines very recent advances in a field known as "optogenetics" -- the use of optics (light activation) and genetics (genetically coded light-sensitive proteins) to control the activity of individual neurons, or nerve cells -- and Brookhaven's historical development of radioactively labeled chemical tracers to track biological activity with PET scanners.
(11) The photons trigger a signal on detectors built into the PET scanner (See figure 2), and powerful compute assemble all of those signals into a coherent 3-dimensional image.
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..
Patients (mean age 59 years) in the study were injected with an average of 12 mCi of [sup.18] F-fluorodeoxyglucose ([sup.18]F-FDG) after achieving a fasting blood glucose of less than 140 mg/dL, and underwent bilateral breast imaging with the Naviscan high-resolution PET scanner about 1 hour later.
Patients (mean age 59 years) in the study were injected with an average of 12 mCi of [.sup.18]F-fluorodeoxyglucose ([.sup.18]F-FDG) after achieving a fasting blood glucose level of less than 140 mg/dL, and underwent bilateral breast imaging with the Naviscan high-resolution PET scanner about 1 hour later.
The PET scanner can show up whether a cancer is operable or not, saving patients from having to go through traumatic surgery."