Essays Tagged: "Positron emission tomography"

Greatest Technology of the 20th Century. (I chose the atom)

g techniques give doctors a painless way to explore inside the human body. These techniques include Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), cardiovascul ...

(2 pages) 57 0 4.6 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

"Discuss to what extent advances in biochemical knowledge are dependent on methodological development" Angelina Lorenos

ted viewpoint presented restrictions to further investiation. Subsequently PET scans were developed.Positron emission tomography: these images are produced by emission of radiation (detected by a comp ...

(7 pages) 46 0 4.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Microbiology

Radioisotope technology - tracers

chnology such as Geiger counters, autoradiography, gamma ray spectrometers, scintillation counters, Positron Emission Tomography, SPECT and nuclear imaging, we can detect the radiation emitted from th ... erate an electrical pulse which can be amplified by an audio amplifier or measured using an ammeter.Positron Emission Tomography (PET) involves the detection of radioisotopes with a very short half li ...

(4 pages) 23 0 0.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Comparing different types of Neuroimaging

tic source images), CT scan (Computed Tomography scan), MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), PET scan (Positron Emission Tomography scan), fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) (NYU, 2008).MEG/MSI ... ble. Open MRI's is not so enclosed, but also not as detailed as regular MRI's (NYU, 2008).PET scan: Positron Emission Tomography scan shows images of brain activity. A radioactive 2-deoxyglucose (a su ...

(4 pages) 18 1 5.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Alzheimers, and Neuroimaging

cational experience on how each procedure can produce unique but useful sets of information.PET, or Positron Emission Tomography, differs from the previous mentioned scans in that it measures brain ac ...

(2 pages) 24 1 4.3 Nov/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Schizophrenia Life and Reality

(16 pages) 83 0 5.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Nuclear Medicine Speech. assessment details: present an oral report on a subject of your choice (3 - 10 minutes in length). include power point presentation.

emitted radiation is picked up and produces an image.A specific application of diagnosis imaging is Positron Emitting Tomography (PET scan) in which this type of scanning involves cross-sectional data ... ctors contain scintillation crystals connected to photomultipliers. Gamma rays are given off when a positron emitted from the radionuclide collides with an electron of the tissue. Gamma rays then ente ...

(4 pages) 13 0 0.0 Aug/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics