Pharmacy Practice and Positron Emission Tomography

  • Stephen M. Moerlein
  • Dennis P. Swanson
  • Ronald J. Callahan


Positron emission tomography (PET) is an imaging technique that has recently experienced growth because of its unique advantages (1). Unlike computerized axial tomography (CAT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which visualize anatomical structure, PET permits noninvasive assessment of human physiology and organ function. PET data is derived from the tissue accumulation of tracer, which is intrinsically related to the biochemical and metabolic processes that affect the radiopharmaceutical in vivo.


Positron Emission Tomography Positron Emission Tomography Tracer Pharmacy Practice Pharmacy Student Quality Control Test 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen M. Moerlein
    • 1
  • Dennis P. Swanson
    • 2
  • Ronald J. Callahan
    • 3
  1. 1.Edward Mallinckrodt Institute of RadiologyWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.School of PharmacyThe University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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