Physical principles and technology of clinical PET imaging.

  title={Physical principles and technology of clinical PET imaging.},
  author={David W. Townsend},
  journal={Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore},
  volume={33 2},
Molecular imaging with positron-emitting radionuclides is playing an increasingly important role in the diagnosis and staging of malignant disease and in monitoring response to therapy. To meet this challenge, significant improvements in the performance of the imaging technology have been achieved in recent years. Such developments are subject to the constraints imposed by the physics of positron emission tomography (PET) and the main objectives in designing or improving PET scanners are to… CONTINUE READING


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