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Positron emission tomography

Positron emission tomography: Other Names

Other names for Positron emission tomography include:

Diseases Associated with Positron emission tomography

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Positron emission tomography:

Descriptions of Positron emission tomography

Positron emission tomography : detection of gamma rays emitted from tissues after administration of a natural substance such as glucose or fatty acids into which positron emitting isotopes have been incorporated; the paths of the gamma rays, which result from collisions of positrons and electrons, are interpreted by a computer algorithm, and the resultant tomogram represents local concentrations of the isotope containing substance.
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Basic Information: Positron emission tomography

Positron emission tomography: A diagnostic examination involving the production of images by detecting radiation produced by the radioactive substance administered to the patient.

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' may be involved.

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