Overview of Positron Emission Tomography, Hybrid Positron Emission Tomography Instrumentation, and Positron Emission Tomography Quantification

Authors: Kwee, Thomas C. MD, PhD*; Torigian, Drew A. MD, MA ; Alavi, Abass MD, MD (Hon.), DSc (Hon.), PhD


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Positron emission tomography (PET) is a powerful quantitative molecular imaging technique that is complementary to structural imaging techniques for purposes of disease detection and characterization. This review article provides a brief overview of PET, hybrid PET instrumentation, and PET quantification.