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TitlePositron Emission Tomography (PET)
Author(s)Welch, M. J.
Publication DateJanuary 1990
Report NumberDOE/ER/60763-1
Unique IdentifierACC0245
Other NumbersLegacy ID: DE90012491; OSTI ID: 6869838
Research OrgWashington University, St. Louis, MO (USA). School of Medicine
Contract NoFG02-89ER60763
Sponsoring OrgUS Department of Energy, Office of Energy Research (DOE/ER)
Subject62 Radiology and Nuclear Medicine; Positron Computed Tomography; Diagnostic Uses; Radiopharmaceuticals; Synthesis; Biochemistry; Biological Pathways; Brain; Carbon 11; Cost; Fluorine 18; Heart; Image Processing; Man; Metabolism; Neoplasms; Nitrogen 13; Oxygen 15; Physiology; Progress Report; Radiation Detectors; Radioisotopes; Research Programs; Tracer Techniques; Animals; Beta Decay Radioisotopes; Beta-Plus Decay Radioisotopes; Body; Carbon Isotopes; Cardiovascular System; Central Nervous System; Chemistry; Computerized Tomography; Diagnostic Techniques; Diseases; Document Types; Drugs; Electron Capture Radioisotopes; Emission Computed Tomography; Even-Odd Nuclei; Fluorine Isotopes; Hours Living Radioisotopes; Isomeric Transition Isotopes; Isotope Applications; Isotopes; Labelled Compounds; Light Nuclei; Mammals; Measuring Instruments; Minutes Living Radioisotopes; Nervous System; Nitrogen Isotopes; Nuclei; Odd-Even Nuclei; Odd-Odd Nuclei; Organs; Oxygen Isotopes; Primates; Processing; Tomography; Uses; Vertebrates
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AbstractPositron emission tomography (PET) assesses biochemical processes in the living subject, producing images of function rather than form. Using PET, physicians are able to obtain not the anatomical information provided by other medical imaging techniques, but pictures of physiological activity. In metaphoric terms, traditional imaging methods supply a map of the body's roadways, its, anatomy; PET shows the traffic along those paths, its biochemistry. This document discusses the principles of PET, the radiopharmaceuticals in PET, PET research, clinical applications of PET, the cost of PET, training of individuals for PET, the role of the United States Department of Energy in PET, and the futures of PET.
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