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positron emission tomography

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Tomography in which a computer-generated image of local metabolic and physiological functions in tissues is produced through the detection of gamma rays that are emitted when introduced radionuclides decay and release positrons.

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  • noun A medical imaging technique which detects the gamma rays produced by positrons emitted from injected radionuclides.

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  • noun using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)

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