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positron–emission tomography

noun

Medical Definition of positron–emission tomography

  1. :  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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