Positron emission tomography (PET) functional imaging technique that produces a three-dimensional image of metabolic processes in the body. The system detects pairs of gamma rays emitted indirectly by a positron-emitting radionuclide (tracer), which is introduced into the body on a biologically active molecule.
A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that helps reveal how your tissues and organs are functioning. A PET scan uses a radioactive drug (tracer) to show this activity. The tracer may be injected, swallowed or inhaled, depending on which organ or tissue is being studied by the PET scan.
Related Journals of Positron Emission Tomography
Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography.