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Positron emission tomography

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 26 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1449
  1. Abi Berger, science editor
  1. BMJ

    • Positron emission tomography (PET) is a technique that measures physiological function by looking at blood flow, metabolism, neurotransmitters, and radiolabelled drugs. PET offers quantitative analyses, allowing relative changes over time to be monitored as a disease process evolves or in response to a specific stimulus.

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    • The technique …

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