Positron Emission Tomography: An Overview

  • Birendra Kishore Das


In this era of evidence-based medicine, both anatomical as well as functional imaging is necessary. CT and MRI provide excellent structural details of diseased organs, and conventional nuclear medicine procedures complement the anatomical and structural details by providing mostly quantitative functional information. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) has added a new dimension to the existing modalities.


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© Springer India 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nuclear MedicineUtkal Institute of Medical SciencesBhubaneswarIndia

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