PET scanner
noun see PET scan

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  • PET scanner — n a medical instrument consisting of integrated X ray and computing equipment and used for positron emission tomography …   Medical dictionary

  • PET scanner — noun a tomograph that produces cross sectional X rays of metabolic processes in the body • Syn: ↑positron emission tomography scanner • Hypernyms: ↑tomograph * * * noun : a medical instrument consisting of integrated X ray and computing equipment …   Useful english dictionary

  • PET scanner — PET′ scan ner n. lab med a tomographic device that produces computerized cross sectional images of biochemical activity in the brain or other organ through the use of radioactive tracers …   From formal English to slang

  • PET scanner — /ˈpɛt skænə/ (say pet skanuh) noun a tomographic imaging device which detects compounds incorporating positron emitting isotopes, introduced into the body intravenously or by inhalation, thus building up an image of ongoing activity in the brain …   Australian English dictionary

  • PET scanner — a tomographic imaging device that yields visual information about the ongoing activity of the brain: positron emitting isotopes, incorporated into biologically important compounds, are injected intravenously or administered by inhalation, and the …   Universalium

  • PET scan — ˈpet noun : a sectional view of the body constructed by positron emission tomography • PET scanning noun * * * 1. an image obtained by positron emission tomography, using a PET scanner. 2. an examination performed with a PET scanner. [P(ositron)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • PET scan — PET′ scan n. 1) med an examination performed with a PET scanner 2) med an x ray image obtained by examination with a PET scanner …   From formal English to slang

  • PET scan — ☆ PET scan [pet ] n. [p(ositron) e(mission) t(omography)] a type of tomography that, through the use of radioactive tracers, shows the metabolism, as of glucose, in the body, esp. the brain: used in diagnosing abnormalities PET scanner n. PET… …   English World dictionary

  • PET-CT — Die Positronen Emissions Tomographie (von altgr. τομή, tome, „Schnitt“ und γράφειν, graphein, „schreiben“), Abkürzung PET, ist ein bildgebendes Verfahren der Nuklearmedizin, das Schnittbilder von lebenden Organismen erzeugt, indem es die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • PET-Scan — Die Positronen Emissions Tomographie (von altgr. τομή, tome, „Schnitt“ und γράφειν, graphein, „schreiben“), Abkürzung PET, ist ein bildgebendes Verfahren der Nuklearmedizin, das Schnittbilder von lebenden Organismen erzeugt, indem es die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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