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PET Scan research highlighted at OSTI Web site

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Courtesy Lawrence Berkeley

Many mysteries of the human brain have been solved through positron emission tomography (PET), an imaging tool now used around the globe to diagnose disease and perform scientific studies. Born of DOE "hot atom" chemical research, PET has facilitated significant strides in investigations of drug addiction, aging, mental illness, and neurogenic disorders. To find out more, see OSTI’s DOE R&D Accomplishments Web site, where you can find technical reports on PET, the PET Scanner, and radiotracers, as well as links to resources with additional information. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a DOE Science Accelerator resource.

Last updated on Friday 13 September 2013