PET scan
noun Date: 1980 a sectional view of the body constructed by positron-emission tomography • PET scanner nounPET scanning noun

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  • Pet scan — Tomographie par émission de positons Pour les articles homonymes, voir TEP. Reconstruction tridimensionnelle de la distribution de glucose marqué au fluor 18 telle que mesurée par tomographie d émission de positons La tomographie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • PET scan — Positron emission tomography scan. A procedure in which a small amount of radioactive glucose (sugar) is injected into a vein, and a scanner is used to make detailed, computerized pictures of areas inside the body where the glucose is used.… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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