POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY (PET)

a method utilized to assess cerebral metabolism utilizing radiolabeled tracers that disperse positrons as they're metabolized. This method allows recording of operational modifications which take place during the performance of cognitive activities.

POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY (PET): "PET scans are a popular procedure in hospitals and other medical facilities."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY (PET)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/positron-emission-tomography-pet/ (accessed June 25, 2021).
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