PET scan

noun \ ˈpet- \

Definition of PET scan

: a sectional view of the body constructed by positron-emission tomography

PET scanner

noun

PET scanning

noun

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1980

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PET scan

noun \ ˈpet- \

medical Definition of PET scan

: a sectional view of the body constructed by positron-emission tomography

PET scanning

noun

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