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Journal of Thoracic Imaging:
doi: 10.1097/RTI.0b013e31827882d9
Mini-Symposium: Review Articles

Overview of Positron Emission Tomography, Hybrid Positron Emission Tomography Instrumentation, and Positron Emission Tomography Quantification

Kwee, Thomas C. MD, PhD*; Torigian, Drew A. MD, MA; Alavi, Abass MD, MD (Hon.), DSc (Hon.), PhD (Hon.)

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Positron emission tomography (PET) is a powerful quantitative molecular imaging technique that is complementary to structural imaging techniques for purposes of disease detection and characterization. This review article provides a brief overview of PET, hybrid PET instrumentation, and PET quantification.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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