• Nitrogen-13 and oxygen-15 are produced in the atmosphere when gamma rays (for example from lightning) knock neutrons out of nitrogen-14 and oxygen-16: 14N + γ → 13N + n 16O + γ → 15O + n The nitrogen-13 decays with a half-life of ten minutes to carbon-13, emitting a positron. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2003). Positron emission tomography in non-small-cell lung cancer: prediction of response to chemotherapy by quantitative assessment of glucose use. (springer.com)
  • 2000). Lung cancer proliferation correlates with [F- 18 ]fluorodeoxyglucose uptake by positron emission tomography. (springer.com)
  • The hybrid PET-CT technology we use at UAMS combines two powerful imaging technologies, PET and computer tomography ( CT ), into one scanner, providing our doctors with unique information for assessing cancer sites, heart disease and neurology disorders. (uamshealth.com)
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) enables investigators to measure a wide range of in vivo physiology in human beings and laboratory animals with a non-invasive research tool. (yale.edu)
  • The PET scanner is a large machine that looks a little like a giant doughnut standing upright, similar to a computerized tomography (CT) machine. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Essential for students, science and medical graduates who want to understand the basic science of Positron Emission Tomography (PET), this book describes the physics, chemistry, technology and overview of the clinical uses behind the science of PET and the imaging techniques it uses. (springer.com)
  • Since then, aerobic glycolysis by malignant tumors is utilized clinically to diagnose and monitor treatment responses of cancers by imaging uptake of 2-18F-2-deoxyglucose (a radioactive modified hexokinase substrate) with positron emission tomography (PET). (wikipedia.org)
  • The emission data are computer-processed to produce multi-dimensional images of the distribution of the chemicals throughout the brain. (wikipedia.org)
  • R. Allemand, C. Gresset, J. Vacher, Potential advantages of a cesium fluoride scintillator for a time-of-flight positron camera, J Nucl Med 21: 153-155, 1980. (springer.com)