Positron Emission Tomography: Current Achievements and Future Projections

  • Dean F. Wong
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning has often been proposed as a basic research tool on the one hand and as a potential clinical imaging modality on the other hand. PET can provide important information about basic physiological mechanisms and identify possible biological markers of disease. There are many future applications, including measurement of biological parameters and therapeutic monitoring of drugs.


Positron Emission Tomography Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Myocardial Blood Flow Positron Emission Tomography Study Receptor Occupancy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dean F. Wong
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  1. 1.Division of Nuclear Medicine, Dept. of Radiology and Radiological ScienceThe Johns Hopkins University, School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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