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positron–emission tomography

noun

Medical Definition of POSITRON-EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY

:  tomography in which an in vivo, noninvasive, cross-sectional image of regional metabolism is obtained by a usually color-coded cathode-ray tube representation of the distribution of gamma radiation given off in the collision of electrons in cells with positrons emitted by radionuclides incorporated into metabolic substances—abbreviation PET

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