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Positron emission tomography scan: A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is a highly-sensitive type of nuclear medicine procedure that involves intravenous injection or inhalation of a radioactive metabolite that concentrates in the desired organ(s). A PET scan can show how a particular organ is working, rather than simply the architecture or anatomy. PET scans are most widely used to evaluate heart, brain, lung, and cancer physiology.
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These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Positron emission tomography scan:
Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Positron emission tomography scan' may be involved.
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