"Positron-Emission Tomography" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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An imaging technique using compounds labelled with short-lived positron-emitting radionuclides (such as carbon-11, nitrogen-13, oxygen-15 and fluorine-18) to measure cell metabolism. It has been useful in study of soft tissues such as CANCER; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; and brain. SINGLE-PHOTON EMISSION-COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY is closely related to positron emission tomography, but uses isotopes with longer half-lives and resolution is lower.
- Positron-Emission Tomography
- Positron Emission Tomography
- PET Scan
- PET Scans
- Scan, PET
- Scans, PET
- Tomography, Positron-Emission
- Tomography, Positron Emission
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