Applications of positron emission tomography in the newborn nursery.

@article{Kannan2010ApplicationsOP,
  title={Applications of positron emission tomography in the newborn nursery.},
  author={Sujatha Kannan and Harry T. Chugani},
  journal={Seminars in perinatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={
          39-45
        }
}
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a relatively noninvasive imaging test that is able to detect abnormalities in different organs based on derangements in the chemical functions and/or receptor expression at the cellular level. PET imaging of the brain has been shown to be a powerful diagnostic tool for detecting neurochemical abnormalities associated with various neurologic disorders as well as to study normal brain development. Although its use in detecting neurological abnormalities has… CONTINUE READING
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