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TitleHigh-resolution PET [Positron Emission Tomography] for Medical Science Studies
Author(s)Budinger, T. F.; Derenzo, S. E.; Huesman, R. H.; Jagust, W. J.; Valk, P. E.
Publication DateSeptember 1989
Report NumberLBL-PUB-659-9/89
Unique IdentifierACC0244
Other NumbersLegacy ID: DE90000130; OSTI ID: 5473405
Research OrgLawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)], CA (USA)
Contract NoAC03-76SF00098
Sponsoring OrgUS Department of Energy, Office of Energy Research (DOE/ER); Department of Health and Human Services (DOHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Subject550901 -- Pathology -- Tracer Techniques; 440300 -- Miscellaneous Instruments -- (-1989); Positron Computed Tomography -- Diagnostic Techniques; Positron Computed Tomography -- Tracer Techniques; Radioisotope Scanners -- Computer Graphics; Attenuation; Brain; Design; Display Devices; Epilepsy; Image Processing; Neoplasms; Nervous System Diseases; Neurology; Resolution; Statistics
KeywordsBody; Central Nervous System; Computer Output Devices; Computer-graphics Devices; Computerized Tomography; Diagnostic Techniques; Diseases; Emission Computed Tomography; Isotope Applications; Mathematics; Medicine; Nervous System; Nervous System Diseases; Organs; Processing; Tomography
Related Web PagesPositron Emission Tomography [PET] and Positron Scanner
AbstractOne of the unexpected fruits of basic physics research and the computer revolution is the noninvasive imaging power available to today's physician. Technologies that were strictly the province of research scientists only a decade or two ago now serve as the foundations for such standard diagnostic tools as x-ray computer tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), ultrasound, single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and positron emission tomography (PET). Furthermore, prompted by the needs of both the practicing physician and the clinical researcher, efforts to improve these technologies continue. This booklet endeavors to describe the advantages of achieving high resolution in PET imaging.
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