Scan, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Child

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Title: Scan, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Child
Description: Positron emission tomography (PET) scan; drawing shows a child lying on table that slides through the PET scanner.

Positron emission tomography (PET) scan. The child lies on a table that slides through the PET scanner. The head rest and white strap help the child lie still. A small amount of radioactive glucose (sugar) is injected into the child's vein, and a scanner makes a picture of where the glucose is being used in the body. Cancer cells show up brighter in the picture because they take up more glucose than normal cells do.
Topics/Categories: Test or Procedure -- Imaging Procedures
Type: Color, Medical Illustration (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR775456
Date Created: September 4, 2015
Date Added: September 28, 2015
Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. U.S. Government has reuse rights. Please contact the rights holder of this image for permission requests.

Rights holder: Terese Winslow