sábado, 25 de abril de 2009

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services:Positron Emission Tomography for Nine Cancers

Positron Emission Tomography for Nine Cancers(Bladder, Brain, Cervical, Kidney, Ovarian, Pancreatic, Prostate, Small Cell Lung, Testicular)
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a form of nuclear medicine imaging that detects and establishes metabolic abnormalities in tissue. A PET scanner produces an image of the area of interest through the detection of radiation emitted from a positron-emitting radionuclide that is introduced into the patient and that accumulates in the target tissue.
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