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PET scan of the brain

PET scan of the brain

PET scan of the brain: A PET (positron emission tomography) scan of the brain is medical imaging following intravenous injection of radioactive glucose (sugar); glucose is uniformly metabolized by normal cells, diseased cells acquire the glucose more readily, and damaged cells less readily. The increase in radioactivity is detected by a PET scanner and generates a picture, called a tomogram that shows the diseased area or areas with decreased metabolic activity.

PET scan of the brain: Other Names

Other names for PET scan of the brain include:

  • Positron emission tomography of the brain
  • FDG-PET scan
  • Scintigraphy

Symptoms Associated with PET scan of the brain

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Diseases Associated with PET scan of the brain

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Basic Information: PET scan of the brain

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