Common Isotopes Used In Brachytherapy

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A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that uses a radioactive substance (called a tracer) to look for disease in the body.

Unlike magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans, which reveal the structure of and blood flow to and from organs, a PET scan shows how organs and tissues are working.

See also:

  • Brain PET scan
  • Breast PET scan
  • Heart PET scan
  • Lung PET scan

Alternative Names

Positron emission tomography


How the test is performed

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