• Vol. 33 No. 2, 131–131
  • 15 March 2004

Positron Emission Tomography – A Vital Component of Molecular Imaging


Contemporary medical imaging is progressing towards quantification of tissue function in addition to merely providing anatomical information, as illustrated by the rising use of such modalities as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and positron emission tomography (PET). As far back as 1951, positron-emitting radiotracers have been used for localisation of brain tumours at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

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