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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.
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