PET scanner


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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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Manusath Derana Project received a request from the director of the cancer hospital on March 16, 2016 requesting assistance for the PET Scanner fund, which was only Rs 6 million in total at the time.
Without PET scanners in Kenya, the automatic option is to travel abroad, with India being the favoured destination.
Although the researchers say the total body PET scanner could have an "immediate impact" via a combination of producing better image quality and reducing radiation doses and the time it takes to scan, they note that the initial high cost could be prohibitive.
Navicsan's PET scanner is used in breast scanning for positron emission mammography (PEM).
After several years of development, the scientists have arrived at a design for a miniature, portable, donut-shaped PET scanner that can be "worn" like a collar on a rat's head for simultaneous studies of brain function and behaviour.
And as stem cell therapies are developed, the PET scanner will be used to track their progress.
Wales' first PET scanner has been officially unveiled at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
In October 2003, a public-private partnership with Alliance Medical led to the provision of a mobile PET scanner at the QE, while a permanent site was built.
Then, there were only six PET scanners available for NHS patients in England, all in London and the south east.
Ted Stevens has been the premier champion for the PET scanner nationwide, bringing it from the research laboratory to the clinical environment.
The PET Scanner Project includes: $15 million Commonwealth Funding for this purpose built cyclotron bunker at the Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre, as well as a Pet Scanner facility at the Royal Darwin Hospitals radiology unit and a new PET Scanner machine $3 million from the Northern Territory Government for a cyclotron machine that will create the isotopes needed for the PET Scanner $5 million from the Northern Territory Government for 12 new chemotherapy chairs and expansion of the Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre