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Biomedical Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging

S. Chua,    The Royal Marsden Hospital, UK

A. Groves,    UCL Institute of Nuclear Medicine, UK

Abstract:

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a major functional imaging technique with wide-ranging applications across the biological sciences and clinical medicine. Its best known clinical application is in oncological imaging but it also has important roles in cardiology and neurology. Its unique ability to noninvasively and quantitatively localise bioactive molecules has already transformed the development of new pharmaceutical agents and it is poised to become a key enabler of the emerging field of personalised medicine. This review summarises the development of PET and its current applications ...

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