PET: A Biochemical and Physiological Measuring Modality

  • Jerome A. G. Russell


Positron Emission Tomography (PET) can quantify a wide variety of regional biochemical and physiological processes within the organs of living and intact humans and lower animals. Measurements from a PET camera offer researchers and clinicians a non-invasive biological probe. Today, no other biological imaging modality can match PET’s versatility, non-invasiveness, and performance in quantifying the cellular processes of health and disease.


Positron Emission Tomography Positron Emission Tomography Tracer Tracer Activity Tracer Kinetic Positron Emission Tomography Measurement 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerome A. G. Russell
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  1. 1.Medical Imaging Measuring MeasurementsBurlingtonUSA

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