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Scanning Systems, Positron Emission Tomography

Definition : Scanning systems that detect back-to-back gamma ray (photon) emissions as the result of the combination of an emitted positron and a free electron and that use computerized processing to generate in vivo cross-sectional images of an administered positron-emitting radiopharmaceutical. These systems consist of scintillation detectors arranged in stationary rings around the patient and photomultiplier tubes; coincidence circuits; a patient table; a computer subsystem, including software for image processing, display monitors, and a data storage unit; and an operator console. Clinical uses of these systems include demonstration of biological functions and the assessment of the physiology and pathology of various organs and tissues.

Entry Terms : "Cameras, Positron" , "Scanners, Positron Emission Tomography" , "Positron Emission Tomography Systems" , "Scanners, PET" , "Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Units" , "Scanners, Positron Emission Tomography (PET)" , "Scanners, ECT" , "PET Scanners" , "Scanners, Isotope" , "Computerized Tomographs"

UMDC code : 16375

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CMR Naviscan Corp

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Positron Corp

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Originally a research and development company focused on technology, Positron's business strategy has evolved over the past 3 years from an imaging device manufacturer to a company that provides a comprehensive "full nuclear cardiology solution". Positron is actively pursuing key initiatives to ensure the growth and longevity of the company, as well as, the industry by securing the supply of key isotopes, providing necessary radiopharmaceuticals that apply to both PET and SPECT imaging modalities and offering attractive financing solutions.

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