Small-animal PET: what is it, and why do we need it?

  title={Small-animal PET: what is it, and why do we need it?},
  author={Rutao Yao and Roger Lecomte and E. Stanley Crawford},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine technology},
  volume={40 3},
Small-animal PET refers to imaging of animals such as rats and mice using dedicated PET scanners. Small-animal PET has been used extensively in modern biomedical research. It provides a quantitative measure of the 3-dimensional distribution of a radiopharmaceutical administered to a live subject noninvasively. In this article, we will discuss the operational and technical aspects of small-animal PET; make some comparisons between small-animal PET and human PET systems; identify the challenges… CONTINUE READING
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