PET scanning
noun see PET scan

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • PET scanning — noun see PET scan …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 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 — Positron emission tomography, a highly specialized imaging technique using short lived radioactive substances. This technique produces three dimensional colored images. PET scanning provides information about the body s chemistry not available… …   Medical dictionary

  • PET scan — noun Date: 1980 a sectional view of the body constructed by positron emission tomography • PET scanner noun • PET scanning noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • PET-CT — Positron emission tomography computed tomography (better know by its acronym PET CT) is a medical imaging device which combines in a single gantry system both a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and an x ray Computed Tomography, so that images… …   Wikipedia

  • PET/CT scanning — an imaging system that allows a PET scan (see positron emission tomography) and a CT scan (see computerized tomography) to be performed very close together, with minimal movement of the patient between scans. This means that the images produced… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Perfusion scanning — Perfusion is defined as the passage of fluid through the lymphatic system or blood vessels to an organ or a tissue. [American Psychological Association (APA):perfusion. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Retrieved March 20, 2008, from… …   Wikipedia

  • SPECT scanning — (in nuclear medicine) a cross sectional imaging technique for observing an organ or part of the body using a gamma camera; images are produced after injecting a radioactive tracer. The camera is rotated around the patient being scanned. Using a… …   Medical dictionary

  • SPECT scanning — single photon emission computing tomography (in nuclear medicine) a cross sectional imaging technique for observing an organ or part of the body using a gamma camera; images are produced after injecting a radioactive tracer. The camera is rotated …   The new mediacal dictionary

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